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Spring 2007 




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From The Archives 

Records of the Trustees of Dummer Academy, 1783-1856, more commonly known as minutes of the Trustees meet- 
ings, are among the most prized possessions in the Academy Archives. An undated note attached to them reads, "The 
following record to the middle of page 17 is in the handwriting of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the 
United States of America. Mr. Adams was a law student in the office of Theophilus Parsons and made this hand- 
some transcript, it is said, at the request of that great man. The fact imparts no small additional value to the volume 
and should never be forgotten." Reputedly, Adams, because of his very lovely handwriting, was asked to rewrite the 
first years of original notes into the ledger. His transcript includes a copy of William Dummer's will. 

Recently, the records were conserved by the Northeast Document Conservation Center. The inks were tested for 
solubility; the volume was vacuumed to remove fungal structures and dry cleaned where necessary. Tears were mend- 
ed and handmade paper end sheets with linen hinges were attached. The volume was sewn on linen tapes with linen 
thread, then bound in full cloth, titled using a gold-stamped leather label, and then housed in a drop-spine box. The 
pH was recorded before and after treatment. Before, it was 4.5 and after 7.0, which means a great deal of the acid- 
ity was reduced and the papers will be preserved for at least another 200 years. 

The Class of 1954 Archives Fund financed this important project. 



If you are interested in donating items to the Archives please contact 
Upinkham@govsacadeiny.org or Kate Phikham.Thc Governor's Academy, 1 Elm St., Byjield, MA 01922. 



The Archon 

Published since 1884 



Publisher 

John M. Doggettjr. P'04, '07, '08 

Editor 

Judith Klein P'99, '08 

Art Director 

Christie Rawlins-Jackson 

Photography 

Coffee Pond 

Brian Crowley Photography 

Linda Haas Photography 

David Oxton 

Chrisde Rawlins-Jackson 

Vaughn Winchell, Insight Photography 

Student Intern 

Matt Fisch '08 

Director of Advancement 

Lori Correale 

Director of Alumni and Parent Relations 

Michael A. Moonves P'82 

Director of Annual Giving 

Martha Leonard Delay 

Trustees of The Governor's Academy 

Jeffrey Gordon '69, President 

Christopher C. Beebe '55, Co- Vice President 

Gerry Mack P '87, '91, '93, Co-Vice President 

James L. Rudolph '68, P'05, Secretary 

Steven Shapiro'74, P'09, Treasurer 

William L.Alfond '67 

Nathalie Ames '85 

Adrienne Berry-Burton P'96, '04 

Christopher Collins P'07, P'10 

Henry B. Eaton 70, P'03, '08 

Beverly GMn P'04, '05 

Clifford J. Gillespie 

C. David Grayer P'OO 

Lauren Gudonis P'03 

Stephen G Kasnet '62, P'95 

Richard M. Kelleher P'99, '01 

Pnscilla M. Mclnnis P'02, '03, '06 

Kara Moheban McLoy '88 

Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97, '02 

Brian H. Noyes 76 

James Pierce 72, P'08 

Haskell Rfrett '54 

George S. Scharfe P'95, '00 

Susan L. Shea P'07 

C. Thomas Tenney Jr. '69 

Bruce C.Turner '83 

MarkW.Whiston 

Alumni Trustees 

Sung J. An '95 
Jason Greenberg '96 
Sarah Willeman '99 

Ex Officio 

Catherine D. Burgess '9 1 , President, Alumm/ae Council 

Alumni/ae Council 

Catherine D. Burgess '91, President 

Chris D'Orio '88,Vice President 

Carolyn Nissi 77, Secretary-Treasurer 

Nathalie Ames '85 

David Corbett '91 

Daniel Cross '81 

John P. English '28 (Life Member) 

Elizabeth Tuthill Farrell '84 

Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99 (Life Member) 

Anthony P. Fusco '85 

Shawn Gager '88 

Franklin E. Huntress '52 

Joseph E. MacLeod '56 

Katherine Dobie Meyer '96 

Paul Nardone '86 

Howard J. Navins '31, P'63, '66, GP'93 (Founder, Life Member) 

Richard Pew '54 

Matthew Remis '92 

Chris Ruggiero '92 

Brian Rybicki '96 

Gretchen Scharfe '95 

John Tarbell '62 

Marc K.Tucker '68, P'01, '05 

Alison Williams '89 

Jessica Zaplin '99 

Ex Officio 

Peter T Butler, '62, Past President 
James C. Deveney Jr. '60, Past President 
John S. Mercer '64, P'95, Past President 
Karen A. Schulte '83, Past President 
Peter M. Sherin '59, Past President 
Arthur H.Veasey III '68, Past President 



features 



12 Landscape of College 
Admissions 



14 Head of the Class 



1 6 Maasai Tribesman Turned 
Statesman Shares His Story 



17 Young Historian Published 



18 An Athlete and a Poet 



23 A Commitment to Serve 



25 Zamorano: Alumnus Heads 
School in Honduras 










departments 



2 headmaster's message 

3 development developments 
7 campus news 

20 from the archives 

27 sports roundup 

31 in memoriam 

32 class notes 



Headmaster Marty Doggett in the classroom. 
Photographs by Christie Rawlins-Jackson 

See page 14. 




The Archon is printed on recycled paper with a minimum of 10% post-consumer waste. It is printed with 
sustainable resource vegetable-based soy inks in accordance with our commitment to the environment. Please 
recycle again. 

Tlie Archon is published three times a year by The Governors Academy, Byfield, Massachusetts 01922. Telephone: (978) 465-1763. 
Letters are welcome from alumni, alumnae, parents and friends of the Academy and are subject to editing for reasons of space avail- 
ability. 



headmaster 



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This year's winter show at The Governor's Academy was a dynamic and spirited presentation of the musical Hair. When 
the original musical debuted on Broadway in April of 1968, the play was quite controversial. It tackled some of the most divi- 
sive topics of the day, such as race, sex, drugs, family values and the war in Vietnam. The play even earned a degree of national 
notoriety because of a scene where the majority of the cast appeared on stage naked. (I'm happy to report that the Academy's 
version elected not to appeal to the prurient interests and kept all the actors and actresses fully clothed throughout the pro- 
duction.). Hair can be seen as one of the counterculture anthems of the late 1960s and early 1970s. 

Patrick Basset, the President of the National Association of Independent Schools has argued that schools need to play some- 
what of a "countercultural" role in contemporary American society. He isn't suggesting a kind of latter day Hair environment, 
by any means. Instead, he means "countercultural" in the sense that schools should emphasize principles, beliefs and practices 
that are often quite different from those advanced by the mainstream media and popular imagination. Whereas the external cul- 
ture celebrates the individual and a "win at all cost" mentality, good schools lionize the importance of community, one's obli- 
gations to the larger group and the ideal of sacrifice for the common good. In a society where cultural tribalism often divides 
us. schools are places where we should celebrate our differences and find our commonalities. Schools, particularly schools such 
as ours with strong communities, have the ability to promote clear standards of behavior, codes of sportsmanship, fair play and 
civility, often in sharp contrast to the prevailing customs and mores. In schools, we can and should focus on the future, eco- 
nomic sustainability and environmental stewardship, and challenge the tenets of conspicuous consumption. 

At The Governor's Academy, we embrace our role as a "countercultural" agent. In our community students are expected 
to participate in a wide range of activities, not only those at which they excel. They are expected to support each other and 
appreciate the gifts each brings to the school. They are expected to look beyond their own needs and desires to contribute to 
the school and to the world outside our campus. They are expected to establish a balance in their lives and a rhythm that allows 
them to explore what they may not even know could interest them. To some, this may sound "traditional" rather than "coun- 
tercultural." And perhaps it is. Perhaps it is a return to a system of values that is at least what we fantasize existed a generation 
or two. ago. What is clear to us as educators is that we can and should promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, obligation. 
commitment, and caring. What we continue to resist is a culture that encourages young people to specialize, to only partici- 
pate in activities where they can win awards and set records, to be out for themselves rather than for the group and each other. 
We celebrate the multi-sport athlete who also is involved in some aspect of our arts program and regularly performs commu- 
nity service. Call it "traditional" or call it "countercultural." It matters not. What is important is that we at The Governor's 
Academy hold our students to a higher standard than is often demonstrated by adults m today's arenas of politics, entertainment. 
and business. In this way, we will best prepare our young people to be the kind of leaders our world so desperately needs. 



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John M. Doggett Jr. 



2 The Archon ""• Spring 2007 



Development Developments 



Coach Metz Honored 




Alumni Gymnasium was abuzz on 
Sunday, January 7 as over 20 former hoop stars 
returned for the Annual Alumni Game and to 
honor Coach Steve Metz. Steve retired from 
coaching at the end of the 2006 season after 
marking 22 years at the helm of the boys 
team in Byfield. His teams won over 300 
games, ISL and New England Championships. 
In addition, many of his players went on to 
distinguished college careers on the hard- 
wood, some at NCAA powerhouses. 

After a spirited affair with players from 
the 70s through the '00s performing their 
magic, a reception was held for Steve in the 



Coach Steve Metz and Alumni 



Frost Library. Headmaster Marty Doggett and 
Director of Athletics and Afternoon Programs 
Bert McLain presented Steve with mementos. 
Then the assembled crowd heard moving 
anecdotes from former players Anthony Fusco 
'85, Andy Ramirez '98 and Ramon Tejada '02 
as well as from former parent, Packy Fusco 
P'85. Steve took the floor and thanked every- 
one for being there. His heartfelt comments 
touched all and highlighted the competitive 
spirit of his teams. 

At the regular school meeting the follow- 
ing day, Headmaster Doggett presented Steve 
with a Governors basketball jersey, #22. 



Young Alumni Milestone Stop 

Once again, the Grog Restaurant in Newburyport was the site of the Young Alumni 
Milestone Stop, held annually the evening before Thanksgiving. November's event drew 
approximately 85 of the Academy's younger set from the classes of 1990-2002. Representing the 
faculty were Pete Bidstrup, Ike Suggs 78, Ray Long '96, JJ Morrissey '02, Matt Heath, and 
Mike Moonves, who reported that they thoroughly enjoyed seeing so many happy and loyal 
faces. 



Hockey Alums 
Tear Up Ice One 
Last Time 

The final Alumni Hockey Game in the 
Murphy-Frost Arena proved a fine send- 
off for the old barn. In the end, the 
white team, led by varsity coach Michael 
Delay, Lenny '02 and Greg Celgarski 
'04, Rob Curran '02, JJ Morrissey '02, 
and Chris Riley '97, prevailed 14-13. 
The red team was led by a fabulous per- 
formance in net by Grace Jeanes '92. In 
addition to Grace's fine play, forwards 
Brendan Forrest '94, Damian Prescott 
'94, Jim Cavanaugh '94, Eric Marshall 
'84, and Ted Werner '84 displayed signif- 
icant offensive prowess. On the blue line, 
Hans Carbonneau '98 and Jon Pingree 
'81 did well handling the sustained pres- 
sure of the white team's top line of 
Morrissey, Curran and Ceglarski. 
Rounding out the strong contingent 
from the Class of '94 were Melissa King 
and Beth Delisle. Perhaps the most 
exciting play of the game came with 50 
seconds remaining in the contest when a 
penalty shot was called. Eric Marshall's 
bid for the equalizer was denied by sen- 
ior varsity goaltender Maxime St. Pierre 
'07. 

Following the game, a reception 
was held in the Frost Library for players, 
families and friends. Academy alums 
mingled into the early evening enjoying 
conversation and sharing in the excite- 
ment of a new hockey facility for next 



years game 



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development developments 



Holiday Gathering Warms 
the Season 




Michael and Michelle Howard P'10, 
and teacher Laurel Abusamara P'93 




Brian and Kimberly Rybicki '96 and Jason Randlett '96 




Laura Wolfe P'08, '10, Allison Bradford P'04, '06 and Sue 

Adams P'05 

The Harvard Club in Boston, beautifully decorated for 
the season, welcomed approximately 150 Academy alumni. 
parents, faculty, and staff for the Alumni Council sponsored 
Holiday Gathering. The assembled throng feasted on fine 
food and drink, was brought up to date on the state of the 
Academy by Headmaster Marty Doggett, and was enter- 
tained by the school's premier singing group, "The First," 
under the direction of Chora] Director Chris Drelich. "The 
wide variety of Academy faithful who attend the Holiday 
thering truly make it a special evening," according to 
Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Mike Moonves. 




Dear Fellow Alumni/ae, 

As The Governor's Academy new 
Alumni Council President, I am pleased 
to report that our alumni activities are 
flourishing. My fellow Council mem- 
bers and I have done our best these past 
eight months to keep up the momentum 
created by Jim Deveney '60, able Council President for six years. 
We continue to look for new and innovative ways to engage 
our graduates in the life of The Academy. I hope to make this 
column a regular feature in The Archon so that I may share our 
successes and elicit your input. 

We had a flurry of alumni activity this past fall with very 
successful regional receptions for alumni and parents in 
Washington DC, New York City, Portland (ME) and San 
Francisco. In total, more than 146 alumni, current and past par- 
ents attended these gatherings. In addition to putting graduates 
back in touch with The Academy, these receptions served 
another important purpose — they helped us to cultivate poten- 
tial new families for admissions purposes. Many families who 
have expressed interest in The Academy attended these gather- 
ings, and our enthusiastic and friendly alumni and parents 
helped to encourage them to apply. Marty Doggett and Peter 
Bidstrup, Director of Admissions, would like all of us to know 
that one of the most valuable things we can do for the school is 
to recommend it to families considering boarding school for 
their children. 

In addition to these regional events, the Alumni Council is 
sponsoring many other activities, including an Academy 
Women's Event planned for the spring, our annual Alumni 
Council Dinner for Seniors in April, and, of course, Reunion 
2007, June 8-10, 2007. I encourage you to visit campus to 
attend one of our many events or to just stop by and walk 
around the beautiful campus. I hope to see you soon. 

If you have questions or ideas you would like to share, 
please contact me at any time at catherinebur@msn.com. 




Catherine Burgess, '91 
Alumni Council President 



4 The Archon • Spring 2'ni7 



Are you ready to be shaken, 
not stirred, in support of our community! 



On May 5, Governor's Royale is preparing to 
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2007 Upcoming 
Events 



April 19 

Council Dinner for Seniors 

April 27 

Grandparents Day 



May 5 

Allies Auction 



June 8-10 

Reunion Weekend / 
Alumni Games 



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Consider a Charitable Gift Annuity: 
The Gift that Gives Back to You 



In today's investment environment, there are a number of charitable gift 
options that remain attractive for many of our alumni, parents and 
friends. Tlicse gifts are both practical and popular, not only because of the 
unique benefits they may offer you — such as a continuous income stream 
and tax deductions — but also because they provide generous support to 
Tlie Governor's Academy and its 244 years of tradition. Of all the gifts 
that pay you back, the gift annuity is the simplest and most affordable. 

For Example: 

You hold a stock portfolio that has appreciated well but only pays 
you and your spouse 3% income per year. The two of you are 
now age 70, and you're concerned that if you sell some of the 
stock, capital gains taxes will cut heavily into the proceeds. You'd 
like to make a gift of S50.000 to The Governor's Academy but 
you need the income that your portfolio provides you. 



You're looking for a way that you can make this gift and retain 
income. 



You decide to create a charitable gift annuity for S50.000 using 
your appreciated stock. Your gift annuity will pay you and your 
spouse a fixed income rate of 5.9%, amounting to an annual 
annuity payment of S2,950, a significant improvement over the 
SI. 500 the stock has been yielding. In addition, you benefit from 
an immediate charitable deduction of S17.805. 



Sample Charitable Gift Annuity Rates 



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65 


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The Governor's Academy. 

The Academy pays you. or up to two annuitants, 
fixed, guaranteed lifetime income. 

The principal passes to The Governor's Academy 
after the lifetime of the income beneficiaries. 






Benefits 

• You receive an immediate income tax deduction 
for a portion of your gift. 

• Your lifetime gift annuity payments are backed by 
the full assets of The Governor's Academy. 

• Your annuity payments are treated as part ordinary 
income and part tax-free income. If the gift is 
funded with appreciated property, your annuity 
payments are also part capital gains income and 
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te: These are current rates recommended by the American 
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For more information, contact Martha Delay, Director 

of Annual Giving and Planned Giving Advisor, at 

madelayfOjgovsacademy.org or 978-499-3173. 



You have the satisfaction of making a significant 
gift that benefits you and provides much needed 

support to the school m die future. 



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The Academy's Information Technology 
professionals, Aaron Mandel and Greg 
Waldman, recently introduced The 
Governor's Academy Technology of the 
Month blog. As the site states, "The general 
purpose of this blog is to introduce classroom 
teachers to new and old technologies. We 
hope to provide insights into features of our 
existing software and also introduce you to 
emerging technologies that the education 
community is buzzing about. We hope you'll 
visit us here often and encourage you to leave 
comments and feedback on the posts." 

To find out what's new in the world of 
education and technology, go to http://gov- 
ernorstech.blogspot.com. Look forward to a 
long article in the fall 2007 Archon about 
innovations in technology at the Academy. 




Bradley Named 
Merit Finalist 

Allan Bradley '07 was 
recently named a 2007 
National Merit Finalist by the 
National Merit Scholarship 
Corporation. He is among 
only 15,000 high school sen- 
iors to receive this honor, out of 1.4 million who 
took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit 
Scholarship Qualifying Test (PAT/NMSQT) as 
juniors. To become a Finalist, a Semifinalist must 
have an outstanding academic record throughout 
high school, be endorsed and recommended by 
the school head, and earn SAT scores that con- 
firm the student's earlier qualifying test perform- 
ance. From the group of Finalists a group of Merit 
Scholarship winners will be chosen. 

In addition to his academic accomplish- 
ments, Allan is active in the school jazz band, 
chorus, drama program, and varsity soccer team. 



Academy Admissions Update 



The Class of 2011 



Another successful admission season has just 
wrapped up, with acceptance letters sent out 
on March 10. Among those offered admis- 
sion for fall 2007 are a square dancer from 
Pennsylvania with a love of writing, a Denver 
native with a love of telemark skiing and 
lacrosse, a musician from Key West, and a tal- 
ented artist from Mt. Desert Island, ME. The 
new students promise to add to our exciting 
and varied school body! 

For those who like to consider the numbers, 
inquiries were up 7 percent over last year and 
at a historically high level. 

We interviewed more than 800 candidates, 
the third largest number ever. A whopping 
736 candidates applied for approximately 98 
openings. Of the applicants, more than 300 



requested financial aid. Our budget allows us 
to make 30 financial aid awards; that is, to fill 
approximately 1 out of every 10 requests. 
Thirty percent of our student body receives 
some financial assistance. Our average grant 
is $27,800 for boarding students (74% of 
tuition) and $16,000 for day students (54% of 
tuition) . 

As for demographic information, our 
boarding population in the fall will include 
31 international students (14%) and 37 stu- 
dents of color (16% - a historical high for the 
school). 





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students 



Peter Bidstrup 
Director of Admission 



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Key West Seminar 
Draws Faculty 

Academy English teachers Anna Finch, 
Tom Robertson and Chris Rokous attended 
the annual Key West Literary Seminar this 
month in Florida. Karen Gold participated 
in a writing workshop there at the same 
time. This year's theme was "Wondrous 
Strange: Mystery, Intrigue and Psychological 
Drama." The conference brings world- 
renowned authors to conduct workshops 
and present keynote speeches. 

Academy teachers have been attending 
the conference for the last ten years. 
Academic Dean Elaine White and English 
Department Chair Dick Searles initiated the 
school's participation when they were urged 
by Lynn Harding, a trustee of the seminar 
and parent of Tristan Harding '98. 

For more information about the semi- 
nar, go to their website at keywestliterary- 
seminar.org. 



First African American Novelist 
Topic for MLK Day 




JerriAnne Boggis 



JerriAnne Boggis, Project Director for 
the Harriet Wilson Project, was the speaker 
at the Martin Luther King convocation in 



the Performing Arts Center on January 15. 
Boggis, who produces programs for African 
American History Month, told the audience, 
"There is Black history everywhere, if you 
just take the time to look for it." 

Harriet Wilson's autobiographic novel, 
Our Nig or Sketches from the Life of a Free 
Black, considered to be the first novel pub- 
lished by an African American woman, retells 
Wilson's life as an indentured servant in pre- 
Civil War Milford, New Hampshire. 
Published in 1859, it was the first narrative of 
its kind to offer insight into the life of inden- 
tured servants. It critiqued the abolitionist 
movement, the church, and the behavior of 
White Northerners towards Blacks. 



Chair Comes Home 




"The Governor Dummer Chippendale 
Carved Mahogany Side Chair, Massachusetts, 
circa 1760" was the fisting of Lot 11 at the 
January 20, 2007 auction at Sotheby's in New 
York. Weeks before the auction began, John 
Nye '82, owner of a well-known auction 
house in New Jersey, Dawson and Nye, 
learned that the chair was up for auction. 
With Nye's affirmation that the chair was a 
rare and wonderful piece, Board President Jeff 
Gordon authorized him to bid on it as agent 
for the school. His bid was successful and the 
chair now belongs to The Governor's 
Academy where it will soon be displayed in a 
prominent spot. Generous donors will under- 
write the expense. 

According to Sotheby's catalogue, a label 
on the back of the chair reads, "This chair 
formerly belonged to:/ Gov. Dummer of 
Massachusetts Colonies/ His home was at 
Byfield and Rowley Mass./ He was Lieut. 
Gov. in 1716 and Gov. 1722-29 (actually 
1723-1730)/ Was appointed under the 
Second Charter from the crown./ Presented 



to WS. Hurlbut by Miss L.H.Brown/ of 
Ipswich, Mass. Oct. 14, 1885./ Presented to 
Dr. P.T.Wilson by Mrs. Mary Hurlbut Shaw 
in June, 1937." 

The catalogue adds that the chair repre- 
sents a popular chair pattern in the Boston- 
area during the second half of the eighteenth 
century. Furthermore, "The history of own- 
ership, creased knees, and high pad feet sug- 
gest this chair probably originated in Salem 
or possibly Newburyport, two port commu- 
nities closest to Governor Dummer's home in 
the Byfield and Rowley vicinity. The over- 
upholstered seat was a more costly detail pre- 
ferred by patrons in New England more than 
elsewhere." 

The chair, as described in the Sotheby's 
catalogue, measures 37.5 inches high, 21.4 
inches wide, and 12.5 inches in depth. It has 
a serpentine crest rail with carved scrolled 
ears centering a carved shell above a pierced 
splat with carved volutes over an over-uphol- 
stered seat. Cabriole legs with high pad feet 
hold the seat. 



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Short Takes 



Construction Updates 



Construction on the new dorm and the 
ice rink is moving along faster than expected 
with the turf field and new tennis courts not 
far behind. Thanks to dry and unseasonably 
warm weather conditions, many Governor's 
boarding students will enjoy the comforts of 
a new home this coming fall, athletes will 
test out our new turf come late spring, and 
hockey players will skate on a new expansive 
rink at the start of the next season. 

"This is an exciting moment in the his- 
tory of our school," says Headmaster Marty 
Doggett. "In less than 12 months, we will 
have state-of-the art-facilities that will 
enhance the experience of all our students." 
He added, "I had hoped to see our students 
playing on new turf this winter but, like the 
New England farmers who came before us, 
our construction workers ran into sheets of 
ledge and granite. But in spring, the rocky 
ledge will be turned into soft green turf." 

To view the latest developments on the 
building projects, go to the school's website 
at www.thegovernorsacademy.org. 




Parents Weekend Offers Many Attractions 



The annual Parents Winter 
Weekend welcomed parents from 
near and far on February 16 and 17. 
Parents were guests in their chil- 
dren's classes on Friday, an opportu- 
nity that is always a highlight for 
them, since they are able to see and 
hear the Academy's dynamic faculty 
in action. 

Other highlights on Friday 
included the annual "Soup's On" 
sale of hand-thrown bowls to bene- 
fit the Cape Ann Food Pantry; 
athletic contests; a student art recep- 
tion displaying works of seniors 
Cassandra Cruz and Peter Collins; 
and the winter musical, Hair. On 



Saturday, parents participated in a 
variety of class activities centering 
on the curriculum for freshmen 
parents and the college application 
process for sophomore and junior 
parents. Academic Dean Elaine 
White and College Counselor Janet 
Adams- Wall navigated these events. 
Seniors and their parents were 
honored at a brunch in the Student 
Center for their involvement in the 
Afternoon Program and for their 
parents' support. A full schedule of 
athletic contests, both home and 
away, punctuated Saturday after- 
noon. 




Alexandra McLain '07 with her mother, 

Bert McLain 



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campus news 



Founder's Day 

Founder's Day, the Academy's annual 
recognition of its founding in 1763 by a 
bequest from Massachusetts Bay Lieutenant 
Governor William Dummer, was celebrated this 
year on February 28 in Moseley Chapel. In an 
early morning ceremony attended by all stu- 
dents, faculty, staff, and some local alumni, 
Headmaster Marty Doggett talked about the 
school's founder and displayed items from the 
archives. Governor Dummer (in the person of 
Mr. Joe Repczynski) read Governor Dummer's 
will and then student body president Angelo 
Scippa '07 placed a wreath on the dais while 
Allan Bradley '07 played the trumpet. 







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"Soup's On" organizers Betsy Warren '08, Dan'l 

Doggett '07, Danielle Dillihunt '07, Cassandra 

Cruz '07, and Hunter Archibald '08 

Soup's On Fights the 
Winter Chill 

There's nothing like a steamy bowl of soup 
to take away the winter's chill. There was plenty 
of homemade soup and beautiful bowls to eat it 
from when "Soup's On" returned to The 
Governor's Academy on the Friday of Parents 
Weekend in February. The 300-plus bowls, 
handcrafted by students, friends and faculty, 
were sold for S10 a piece, along with seafood 
chowder, potato leek soup, Italian wedding 
soup, and Thai chicken curry soup, at the annual 
event. All proceeds went to the Cape Ann Food 
Pantry. 

Seniors Dan'l Doggett, Cassandra de Cruz, 
and Danielle Dillihunt chaired the event 
with help from Betsy Warren '08 and Hunter 
Archibald '08. 

Two punch bowl-size bowls were also raf- 
fled off, one signed by the entire junior class 
and the other signed by the entire senior class. 

Thanks to Jen Tomich 'OH for this article. 
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The cast of Hair performed for full houses in February. 

'Hair': An American Tribal 
Love-Rock Musical 

While the original Broadway version of Hair has withstood the test of time, 
Academy musical directors Geoff Brace and Chris Drelich opted to use the screen- 
play from the movie of the same name for this year's February show. The two direc- 
tors spent hours reworking certain scenes for the stage, and students were an integral 
part of the process. The result was a unique theatrical experience, literally a one-of- 
a-kind performance drawn from the musical, movie, and artistic imagination. 

Choreographer Christina Weir worked with members of the cast, and the Winter 
Dance Company made appearances throughout the show. The "techies," under the 
direction of Joe Repczynski, created a show of inimitable sound, light and design. 

Dance Concert Entrances 




The Winter Dance Concert, performed by The Governor's Academy Dance 

Company in February, featured hip hop, jazz, ballet, and lyrical styles. Solos, duets, 

trios and all-company numbers thrilled audiences at the three performances. 



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Art Students Win Big in Globe Competition 



Nine students from The Governor's Academy were recog- 
nized with Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards in February. 
Michaela Early '07 (drawing/painting), Jenna Glendye '07 (two - 
dimensional design), Alexandra McLain '07 (ceramics) and 
Mary O'Connor '07 (photography) are Gold Key Winners and 
Nominees for national awards for their portfolios. Rory 
Hamovit '09 won a Gold Key for digital imagery; Anna Smith 
'08 (ceramics), Daniel Spillane '09 (ceramics) and Peerati 
Upatising '07 (digital imagery) won Silver Keys; and Katherine 
Seibel TO was given Honorable Mention (ceramics). 

The art awards, started in 1950, are an affiliate of The 
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. They recognize student work 
in ceramics, glass, computer art, design, digital imagery, drawing, 
mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, 
video and film. High school seniors may enter art and 
photography portfolios. This year, the judges selected the 
winners from 3,560 entries from 398 public, private and 
parochial Massachusetts schools. 

The work of Gold and Silver Key winners was on display 
at the Massachusetts State Transportation Building in Boston 
during January and February. 

In May, Gold Key winners and portfolio Nominees will 
compete in New York City for the national Gold and Silver 
awards. 





Rory Hamovit '09 




Mary O'Connor '07 



Peerati Upatising '07 



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The Landscape of 
College Admissions 




Richard Steele 



In living rooms and around din- 
ing tables across the country, college 
admission is a hotter topic than 
global warming or the war in Iraq. 
Parents are often consumed by the 
subject and college counselors are 
challenged to explain the enigmatic 
process. "Who gets in where and why? 
Is there a sense to what sometimes 
seems excruciatingly random? Does 
a college's prestige factor really make 
a difference in a person's later suc- 
cess? These are just some of the ques- 
tions of concern to parents, educa- 
tors and students. 
Richard Steele, former Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at 
Bowdoin, Duke, Carleton and the University of Vermont and cur- 
rently a consultant to the College Board offered his perspective on 
the landscape of college admissions to the Board of Trustees at The 
Governor's Academy in December 2006. 

The number of high school graduates has been going up since 
1995 and will peak in 2008, Steele said. The largest increase is in the 
South and West, notably Texas and Arizona. In contrast, there has been 
little increase in the Northeast. This rise in population has not been 
met by a large increase in college spots, however. It is clear, therefore, 
that competition is driving the college admission anxiety. 

How do demographic shifts influence college admissions? 
According to Steele, there are several factors. In today's college mar- 
ketplace, students file more applications than students did in the past. 
Colleges such as Harvard, Yale, Duke and Brown receive between 
17,000 and 23,000 applications for relatively few spots. In addition, 
during the past decade there has been a rush to apply Early Decision 
or Early Action, so that many colleges popular with students at The 
Governor's Academy receive anywhere from 20 percent to 72 percent 
of their applications early. Colleges at the top tier may be able to 
accept only. 12-20 percent of their applicants, which means only one 
in nine applicants may be granted a spot. This is a staggering number, 
complicated further by geography, special talents, legacy cases, issues 
of diversity, and the particular culture and community of a college. 

While parents may seek answers, Steele contends that it can be 
very difficult for college counselors to predict acceptances. That said, 
he believes there are explanations for what drives colleges and uni- 
versities in their selection process. An important goal for many top 
rated colleges and universities is to maintain their status as national 
institutions. Consequently, they are committed to regional represen- 
tation in their classes; representation of Native Americans as well as 
African Americans, Asians, and Latinos (who have the largest increase 
in the number of high school graduates); and to the allocation of 
financial aid to reach all these students. There is a realization that pri- 
vate colleges and universities historically have been serving only a 



very small number from the lowest socio-economic group. To enroll 
the best and brightest in these populations, schools need to fund not 
only tuition and room and board, but all ancillary expenses. 

Other institutional goals may change from year to year and can 
be very different from school to school. Steele refers to these as part 
of the institution's "invisible agenda." There may be a need one year 
to fill an under-enrolled major such as Chinese or Classics, or to find 
a striker for the women's soccer team, an oboe player for the orches- 
tra, a bass singer for the chorus, or a Ginger Rogers-type actor for the 
theater department. Applications from legacies or siblings further 
shape final decisions, Steele explained. Maintaining gender balance 
recently became another challenge since girls matriculating to col- 
leges now outnumber boys and colleges try to keep equal numbers of 
both enrolled. 

When colleges consider applications, they assess the strength of 
each applicant as well as the "fit," Steele said. What are their special 
talents? Will they be a good match for our philosophy, strengths and 
campus? What do their recommendations say about character or 
maturity? Are they involved in community service? Are there unusual 
personal circumstances (deaths, illnesses, divorce) that may affect a stu- 
dent's performance? How rigorous is their high school program? 
What are their personal traits that come through in their essays? What 
are their testing results? Recommendations and school profiles are 
crucial to the process, Steele emphasized. Each high school provides 
admission officers with a profile describing its honors and AP classes, 
distribution of grades, graduation requirements, and other informa- 
tion. Because colleges need to assess the academic performance of 
candidates who come from thousands of different high schools 
worldwide, admission officers use these profiles to evaluate the level 
of competition within a school, the strength of the academic program 
undertaken by a student, and the student's academic performance in 
that program. A "B" at one high school may be an "A" at another 
school, and colleges learn about these differences from the profiles as 
well as from their ongoing relationships with high school college 
counselors. 

"It's a tough job to do what college counselors do," Steele 
emphasized. "To help students and parents sort through the increas- 
ing competition is difficult." The Governor's Academy, he believes, 
has several major advantages in this process. The school's academic 
program is strong; the school has a "superb" reputation, particularly 
among schools in the Northeast; the faculty are willing to take the 
time to write compelling recommendations; and the Academy's col- 
lege counseling program is "as good or better than any he's seen." 
Furthermore, he sees that The Governor's Academy "educates the 
whole person" which makes the school's graduates great additions to 
their college communities. Since Academy students live in a small 
community, "they have a chance to participate in activities rather than 
be spectators," Steele said. "They are not specialists; they've done a lot 
and that comes through in their recommendations. That's the payoff 
There is a lot going for your students," Steele concluded. -JK 



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The Academy's College Counseling Program 

Director of College Counseling Janet Adams-Wall and College Counselor Shawn Markey begin the 
college counseling process with students in their junior year. Their comprehensive program of group 
and individual meetings with students is outlined below. 



JUNIOR YEAR 

Group Meetings (February - May): 



I 
II 

III 
IV. 
V. 

VI 



College Characteristics / Personal Decisions 

Selective College Admission 

Admission Committee Simulation 

College Essay/Interview/Summer Visits 

College Day Presentation - College Admission Dean/Director 

B.I.S.C.C.A. College Fair - Milton Academy 



Individual Meetings (February - June) 

I. Personal Interview 

II. Transcript review, course selections for next year, June SAT Subject Tests, first list of colleges to 
research 

III. Meeting to shape college list after student has completed initial reading and research 

Booklets Disseminated (February - June): 
The Pre-College Planner 

Behind the Scenes -An Inside Look At The Selective College Admission Process 
Do It - Write (How to Prepare a Great College Application) 
Campus Pursuit (How to Make the Most of The College Visit and Interview) 

Materials To Be Sent to Students in Mid-June: 
Unofficial Transcript 
Common Application and Essay Form 
Student Recommendation Form 
List of College Information Sessions held at school during the school year 

SENIOR YEAR: 

Group Meeting: 

I. College Application Process/ Narrowing College List 
Individual Meetings: 

I. Meetings with College Counselor as needed throughout Senior Year 

PARENT MEETINGS : 

Sophomore Year 

Winter Parents Weekend - Overview of College Counseling 

Junior Year 

Winter Parents Weekend - College Counseling Process 

Winter Parents Weekend - Program by College Dean / Director 

April - College Fair at Milton Academy 

Individual Meetings as requested by parent 

Senior Year - Individual Meetings as requested by parent 
RECOMMENDED TESTING: 

PSAT: October (Sophomores and Juniors) 

December (Distribution of Test Scores to Students and Mailed to Parents) 

SAT Reasoning Test: December (Juniors) 
May (Juniors) 
October (Seniors) 



SAT Subject Tests: 



June (Juniors) 
November (Seniors) 



COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS HELD ON OUR CAMPUS: 

90-100 College Admission Officers visit our school each fall - each one meets with any 
interested students and also individually with our college counselor 



Academy 

College Counselor 

Wins Award 




Janet Adams-Wall, Director of College 
Counseling at The Governor's Academy since 1986, 
received the Edward B. Wall Award for College 
Counseling at the Guidance and Admission 
Assembly meeting of the College Board's New 
England Regional Forum on February 12 at the 
Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel. 

The Edward B. Wall Award in College 
Counseling was created to recognize one person 
from the counseling profession and one person 
from the college admissions profession at the 
Guidance and Admission Assembly meeting. The 
new award is named in recognition of Ed Wall, 
Janet's husband and a former member of the New 
England Regional Assembly. His professional career 
exemplified the criteria for the award through his 
years of service in both college admissions and col- 
lege counseling. 

A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy andYale 
University, Wall started his career at Exeter as an 
admission officer before moving to Cornell 
University's admission office. After working for two 
years at Lawrence University, Wall went to Amherst 
College, serving as associate dean for three years 
before being named dean of admission. In 1984, he 
started an independent college consulting firm, 
Gibbs and Wall, and soon became director of col- 
lege counseling at Cushing Academy. A member of 
several admission committees, he spoke frequently 
at national and regional conferences, and authored a 
number of articles about admission. At the time of 
his death, he was a college counselor at the 
Academy, working with his wife. 

Adams-Wall had no idea that she was to be the 
recipient of the award in her husband's memory. In 
fact, she was invited to present the awards to the 
recipients. 



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Marty Doggett, crazy busy 
with the 24/7 job of being 
headmaster and paterfamil- 
ias to 372 students, 62 faculty and 70 
staff, still can't resist the call of the class- 
room. Three times a week each fall, the 
man who began his career in education 
as a history teacher at the Lawrenceville 
School 32 years ago, rushes from his 
office in Phillips to a classroom in the 
Frost Building to teach a course entitled 
"The Constitution and the Supreme 
Court." 

"This is one of my oases in the day," 
he says. "I see myself as a teacher. I've 
always taught." When he first arrived at 
The Governor's Academy in 2000, Marty 
was advised not to teach because of the 
other pressing demands on his time as a 
first time headmaster. But after two years, 
"I felt a void." He went to the board and 
asked if he could get back into the class- 
room. "Once I had my sea legs, it was an 
easier sell," he admits. "The Board was 
very supportive." 



Marty's desire to re-enter the class- 
room coincided with the history depart- 
ment's need for additional senior 
elective courses. At Lawrenceville, Marty 
taught Advanced Placement U.S. History, 
A.R Economics, and electives in Urban 
History, 17th and 18th Century History, 
Roman History. The course he devel- 
oped for the Academy in 2004 was a new 
endeavor, one he says had its genesis in 
his experiences as a law student for a year 
after college. "I learned just enough 
about the law to be dangerous," he jokes. 

With the course, his goal is clear. "I 
think, as in most classes, the object is not 
necessarily for the students to remember 
content, but instead to learn to think; to 
be able to explain and evaluate issues 
from a variety of perspectives; to under- 
stand logic and reasoning from different 
points of view." To Marty, the 
Constitution is a "wonderful vehicle for 
this." Not only is it the basis for our 
entire legal system, it is also subject to so 
much interpretation he contends. The 



Supreme Court adds another layer. "It 
opens up opportunities to delve into 
interpretations in trying to understand 
the intent of the creators of the 
Constitution." 

In his class of 15 seniors, Marty- 
employs the Socratic Method, though "I 
have no illusions that I am another 
Socrates," he offers with his signature 
humility. Every class period is run like a 
law class, Marty explains. Each student is 
expected to make a contribution. If they 
don't offer one, he will call on them. 
"Even the most reticent have developed 
more confidence to think on their own 
feet," he says with some satisfaction. 
"There are not necessarily right answers. 
What is important is the way they 
approach an issue, the process by which 
they reach conclusions." 

The semester begins with some his- 
tory of the Constitution. "We focus on 
the background of its framing. Then we 
go through the document to understand 
its components," he explains. "Once we 



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have grounding in that, we get into case- 
work, beginning with the Marshall 
Court." The class considers Marbury v 
Madison, the landmark case that estab- 
lished the standards of judicial review, as 
well as a "number of other cases from 
that era that established the powers of 
government." Study moves to the Taney 
Court and cases that involved the insti- 
tution of slavery; and then to post-Civil 
War Supreme Court decisions which 
focused on matters such as regulation of 
the railroads and the emerging labor 
union movement. By the end of the 
semester, the class is considering cases 
around the First World War that involved 
free speech and substantive due process 
and more current issues, such as the 
leading cases of the Warren Court; 
Brown v Board of Education; reproduc- 
tive rights considered by Roe v Wade 
and Griswold v Connecticut; separation 
of church and state; criminal procedures; 
Miranda v Arizona and Sullivan v New 
York Times and the tension between the 



rights of the accused and the needs of 
the constabulary to solve crimes. "These 
subjects get kids thinking about relevant 
issues they may not have considered 
before," Marty believes. 

Marty also brings in outside speak- 
ers "because it is good for students to 
hear from practicing attorneys and 
judges. Speakers bring life experiences 
and stories that make what we talk about 
in the classroom real." This fall, 
Richard Welsh '70, a Massachusetts 
Superior Court judge and former fed- 
eral prosecutor, talked to Marty's stu- 
dents about "how cases often do not get 
to the Supreme Court;" Massachusetts 
Chief Justice Christopher Armstrong, a 
past Academy parent, discussed the 
workings of the court system in 
Massachusetts including the "intricacies 
of how cases move through the court 
system"; and Jim Samels, one of the 
school's attorneys, informed the students 
about issues pertaining to credit cards 
and identity theft. 



Marty feels very fortunate to be 
able to combine teaching duties with his 
role as headmaster. "I understand in this 
day and age the pressures on heads to 
travel and fund raise and address all the 
other myriad issues that face them," he 
says. But he sees real benefits beyond his 
own satisfaction to being in the classroom. 
"It allows students to see you in a differ- 
ent light," he maintains, "and it may give 
you credibility with your faculty col- 
leagues." 

What else does he get out of return- 
ing to the classroom? "Lots!" he answers 
enthusiastsically "This is the type of 
course where you are never sure how it's 
going to play out. Students may go in a 
direction I hadn't anticipated, that may 
be a little out of the ordinary. It is fasci- 
nating to see how students view things." 
Moreover, "It's fun. I'd be unhappy if I 
couldn't teach in a classroom." 

So would the rest of the school 
community. -JK 



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What most can only imagine, Joseph 
Lemasolai Lekuton remembers. 
Lying with the other members of 
his Maasai tribe under the stars in Kenya, 
Joseph Lekuton was awakened by the sound of 
urinating cows. To Lekuton and the others 
with him, that meant only one thing: Lions. 
Every member of the tribe awoke and rushed 
to see what had become of their heard of cat- 
tle. Amidst the ruckus, Lekuton's brother 
exclaimed that a lion had killed their mother's 
favorite cow, Ngoneya. His family relied on 
Ngoneya for milk, and there was nothing 
which would come between Lekuton and the 
lion... except for a threatening, hatred- filled 
roar from the King of the Jungle himself. 

Early the next morning, Lekuton and the 
other members of his Maasai tribe hunted 
down the lions, one of which was a male, the 
other a female. Immediately, the lioness dis- 
persed, but the maned male, braver than brav- 
ery itself, stayed behind to face its foes. Armed 
with razor sharp spears, the Maasai tribesmen 
circled around it, prepared to hand down jus- 
tice to the beast which had terrorized their 
heard of cattle. In the Maasai culture, nothing 
is considered braver than defeating a Hon. The 
lion, surrounded on all sides, courageously 
stood up and surveyed those who had him 
cornered. Unfazed, he let off two eardrum- 
bursting roars, which shook the very ground 
Lekuton was standing on. Feeling like he was 
in over his head, Lekuton, about 14 at the 
time, dipped out of the circle to head back to 
the village. Assuming that the Hon was immo- 
bile due to consumption of its prey, the war- 
riors took position to attack. At that very 
instant, the Hon burst through the circle sur- 
rounding him, never to be caught. The vil- 
lagers only prayed they would meet that Hon 
again someday. In his book, Facing the Lion, 
Lekuton describes how aU young warriors 
brag about killing a Hon. It is almost equivalent 
to a student at The Governor's Academy brag- 
ging about his latest touchdown or hat trick. 
Yet, taking down a half-ton denizen of the 
Veldt seems Hke a much more significant 
accomphshment, a sign of the differences 
between growing up in Kenya as a Maasai 
tribesman and growing up in the United 
States. 

Deemed as a coward for his actions, Lekuton 
knew that he would have to go above and 
beyond to prove himself otherwise. That is 
exactly what he has done. — MF 







Maasai Tribesman Turned 
Statesman Shares His Story 



by Matt Fisch '08 

"If my mother Hves in a mud hut worth $10 and 
I went to Harvard," Joseph Lekuton told the Academy 
community at an aH-school convocation in January, 
"think about what aU of you can do with the world 
open to you." Lekuton shared the story of his life as a 
Maasai tribesman in Kenya and now as a member of 
his country's legislature. His visit was sponsored by the 
Montoni family (Luke Montoni TO). The statesman's 
overall message was how important it is to be a citi- 
zen of the world, to function interdependently in 
one's community, and to take advantage of all oppor- 
tunities. When asked about America's responsibility to the world, Lekuton advised 
Academy teachers that students should be taught about other countries and cultures 
because only then will they be able to solve the problems facing people around the globe. 
The Maasai are a nomadic group of people in the Africa nation of Kenya. They sub- 
sist by raising cattle, never staying in the same place for long. Nonetheless, Mr. Lekuton 
completed high school in Nakuru, Kenya and hoped to attend college in America. 
Accepted by every college he apphed to, Lekuton was forced to turn down the opportu- 
nity, because none had offered him a scholarship, something he absolutely needed. As 
Lekuton reports, "There weren't enough cows in Kenya to send me to school in 
America." While working at a bank, he was approached by an officer from St. Lawrence 
University in Canton, New York. Lekuton traveled on a cattle truck to Nairobi for an 
interview. The two-day trip involved him helping out with the cows and ultimately 
smeUing like cattle when he arrived for his interview. Apparently, the stench was not 
strong enough to keep him out. 

After Lekuton was accepted by St. Lawrence, his mother sold off 72 cows so that he 
could make the trip to America. Before leaving, friends and family warned him of what 
he might find upon arriving stateside. One storyteUer exclaimed, "American women? 
Don't mess with them! They have Httle guns in their bags — smaU guns you can't see. And 
if you bother them, they just shoot you." Another cautioned Lekuton to "always watch his 
things," because "in New York, they'U steal them right from you." 

Lekuton graduated from St. Lawrence with hopes to become a teacher. He was soon 
hired to teach social studies at The Langley School in Mclean, Virginia. Coincidentally 
Luke Montoni, class of 2010, was taught by Mr. Lekuton while attending middle school 
at Langley. Luke traveled to Kenya with Lekuton, in order to deHver a gift of 80 cows 
which students at the school donated. Kerry Sanders, a correspondent for NBC News, 
sums up why personally and directly gifting cows rather than sending over straight cash 
was a more feasible plan: "The kids could have simply raised cash and sent it over and felt 
good about themselves. But the reality is, in this part of the world, a portion of the money 
would have been siphoned off to corruption. And another portion would have been 
wasted on a popular vice [there] — booze. This way, the kids reahze, doUar for doUar, their 
money is going tcrbe spent where they intended — to buy cows." 

After spending ten years dividing his time between teaching middle school students 
in America and carrying out his tribal duties in Kenya, Lekuton made a bold step forward. 
When five members of Kenyan ParHament were killed in an April 2006 plane crash an : 
election was held to replace them. In July 2006, Lekuton ran successftdly and was elected. 
There is some talk that he wiH run one day for the Kenyan presidency. 

Mr. Lekuton's visit came just as plans were being completed for the first student 
exchange between The Governor's Academy and two boarding schools in Kenya. EUen 
Pierce '08, Lindsey Keith '08, Tom Durkin '08 and Sean Andrews '08 left for a month- 
long stay in Kenya on March 4. In return, four Kenyan students wul arrive this month at 
the Academy to stay for the rest of the semester. Academy history teacher Perry Nelson 
is the coordinator of the new exchange program and accompanied our students to Kenya. 



16 The Archou » Spring 2007 



Young Historian Published 




Meghan Doherty 
'07 became the third 
Academy student in as 
many years to be 
named the District 1 
winner in the national 
Cum Laude Society 
Essay Contest. Her 
paper, "The Politics of 
Fear: The Alger Hiss 
Case in Retrospect," was judged the most 
exceptional work of scholarship among 51 
schools with Cum Laude chapters in 
Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode 
Island and Vermont. Cum Laude is the second- 
ary school equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa in col- 
leges and universities. Doherty wrote the 30- 
page research paper for Bill Quigley's Advanced 
Placement U.S. History class last year. 

In Doherty's introduction, she sets the 
stage for the case that had lasting effects on the 
views of Americans for many years. 

Throughout American history, certain 
courtroom dramas have provoked passion 
and controversy. Few, however, have had 
such incendiary effects as the Alger Hiss 
Trials. When Time magazine senior editor 
and former Communist Whittaker 
Chambers testified in front of the House 
Un-American Activities Committee 
(HUAC) in 1948 that State Department 
official Alger Hiss was a Communist 
working for the Soviet Union, it stripped 
the gilding off American government and 
launched a political war between liberals 
and conservatives across the nation. Two 
trials ensued, and despite inconsistent evi- 
dence and serious judicial misconduct, Hiss 
was found guilty on two counts of perjury. 
The verdict confirmed America's acute fear 
of Communist infiltration in Washington 
and paved the road for McCarthyism and 
the Red scare of the 1950s. 

"In my paper," Doherty says, "I explained 
and chronicled what happened in the actual 
trial and then explored how it influenced poli- 
tics throughout the next 50 years." Besides 
investigating how the case made McCarthyism 
and the rise of Nixon possible, she focused on 
the similarities between the war on commu- 
nism of the 1950s and the war on terrorism of 
the 21st century. "In the end, I came to the 
conclusion that having such a partisan govern- 
ment becomes detrimental to the overall health 
of the country. If we're so consumed with stay- 
ing on either side of the aisle and conforming 
to a party doctrine, how can we really be pro- 
ductive?" 






Doherty had not always intended to write 
her thesis on the Alger Hiss case. She started 
researching Benedict Arnold but found that 
the topic wasn't holding her interest. "At the 
1 lth hour, I went to Mr. Quigley and said that 
I needed to change." He agreed. "I went back 
to the encyclopedia index, looking for new 
topics. By chance, I saw the Pumpkin Papers, 
the evidence that ultimately decided the Hiss 
trial. It caught my eye and I turned to the 
page." 

The Pumpkin Papers, Doherty explains, 
were the rolls of microfilrn that Whittaker 
Chambers, the man who accused Hiss of espi- 
onage, had hidden inside a hollowed-out 
pumpkin at his home in Maryland. After Hiss 
adamantly denied having anything to do with 
communism, let alone espionage, Chambers 
took government officials to his home and, in 
dramatic fashion, showed them the incrimi- 
nating evidence. 

While using the Hiss case as her focus, 
Doherty analyzed how the political atmos- 
phere of a time period can affect public 
opinion of past events. She found, for 
instance, that the Watergate scandal engen- 
dered a revisionist history of the Hiss case. 
Since public opinion was so against Richard 
Nixon in the early 1970s and he had had so 
much to do with Hiss's conviction more 
than two decades earlier, people began 
questioning Hiss's possible innocence, 
though there was no evidence to substantiate it. 
New evidence citing possible judicial miscon- 
duct also fueled public sentiment, although, in 
the end, Hiss's guilt was incontrovertible. 

For her research, Doherty used biogra- 
phies of Hiss and Chambers, websites with pri- 
mary resources, transcripts of the files, letters 
between Hiss and his wife, and other official 
government documents. "I also had different 
anthologies that compiled articles written dur- 
ing the time of the trial," she said. "Then I 
compared these to articles written in the seven- 
ties in order to establish a revisionist view." 

Quigley admires the "extraordinary per- 
spective" of Doherty's analysis: "In its study of 
the historiography of the Alger Hiss case, 
Meghan's paper reveals that perspectives on the 
past reveal as much about the present, if not 
more." He also sees her prize, and those of Tim 
Lang '05 and Mackenzie Pelletier '06, as "a 
tribute to our school - from the librarians who 
work one-on-one with each and every student 
writing an independent research paper in U.S. 
History, to all the teachers who work across 
curricula and departments to teach research 
and writing skills, to the many students who 
annually produce scholarship of exceptional 
quality. This prize again goes to show that we're 




Alger Hiss flies to Washington D.C. 



doing good work at the Academy." 

As for Doherty's future, her experience 
writing the thesis paper sparked her interest in 
politics. "With college right in front of me, I am 
thinking a lot about what I want to do in the 
future. After completing this paper, I've really 
discovered an interest in history. I've always 
loved writing, particularly this kind of analyti- 
cal writing. It gives me an opportunity to do 
my own research and draw my own conclu- 
sions. I definitely want to do more of this in the 
future. Whether that means going into journal- 
ism or government, I would like to be involved 
in politics. Writing this paper clarified that for 
me. 

Following this bright young woman's aca- 
demic and career path should be fascinating. 
-JK 

To read the full text of Doherty's paper, 
please go to the website, wwiv.thegovernor- 
sacademy.org, look at "News," click on "More 
Items" and then click on "Student Paper Wins 
Coveted Award." A link to the paper appears 
at the end of the story. 



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An Athlete and 



Profile of Steve Cody '07 




When 
Steve Cody 
'07 walks 
onto the 
campus of 
Princeton 
University 
next fall, he 
will be real- 
izing a life- 
long dream. 
"I've always been interested in Princeton. All 
my relatives live in New Jersey," the three- 
sport varsity athlete says. Although Harvard 
also recruited him. Steve was drawn to the 
less urban campus of Princeton as well as to 
the proximity to family. 

Steve came to The Governor's Academy 
as a junior three years ago from his public 
high school in Midlothian. Virginia. The big 
draw then was hockey and academics — both 
in the same place. "I had been playing 
hockey in Washington, DC. It was a two- 
hour drive from home after school several 
days a week." There Steve met Brian 
Gallagher '04 who recommended the 
Academy as a place where he could combine 
sports and schoolwork. 

The first year in Byfield was "a bit of an 
adjustment - learning to do things on my 
own, doing my own laundry, keeping my 
room clean." But Steve quickly got used to it 
and now believes it offers a great deal to a 
young person. "It makes you grow up," he 
says. In fact, he is now a dorm proctor, help- 
ing younger students adapt to residential life. 
Unfortunately, Steve came down with 
mononucleosis his first winter and missed 
the entire hockey season and much class 
time. Consequently, he decided to repeat his 
junior year. 

From the start, Steve appreciated the 
academics at the Academy. "They are awe- 
some. In my old school, we had large classes 



and about 4,000 kids. You get to know 
everyone a lot better at a school like this." 
He counts among his favorite classes Steve 
Ogden's AP Junior English class and Bill 
Quigley's AP U.S. History course. Steve has 
done well in his classes, earning honors 
grades and garnering the Junior English 
Prize last year. English Chair Dick Searles, in 
giving Steve the prize, described him as "a 
young man who may be better suited for the 
Olympian world of Ancient Greece than the 
bleak Post Modern era. The Ancients cher- 
ished two types of people above all others, 
the athlete and the poet — the athlete because 
he most resembled the gods in terms of form 
and beauty; the poet because he could speak 
and understand the language of the gods." 

As for athletics, the Academy allowed 
Steve to branch out. In his former hockey 
days, the sport lasted for three seasons and 
took place out of school, allowing no oppor- 
tunity to pursue other sports. At the 
Academy, he was able to try football and 
track. Surprisingly, he discovered that he was 
even more skilled at football than at hockey. 
Indeed, it is his football ability that most 
attracted the attention of the coaches at the 
Ivy League schools that vied for Steve next 
year. "Steven came here as a hockey player," 
Governor's football coach Mark Gerry 
recalls. "He had played some football before, 
but it was not his primary interest. Lucky for 
us that he decided to give football another 
try for the Govs." At the Academy, Steve was 
All-League in football this past season. "He is 
a hard-working captain who leads by exam- 
ple on and off the field," Gerry says. "He is 
tough physically and extremely sharp men- 
tally - like a player/coach. He is versatile. He 
played offensive lineman, running back 
(scored a touchdown), returned kickoffs and 
punts, and played linebacker and defensive 
back." 

That doesn't mean he left hockey 



behind, however. Steve has captained the 
hockey team, just as he has the football and 
track teams. 

"In my ten years as hockey coach," says 
Governor's coach Peter Kravchuk, "Steven is 
among the best leaders I have ever worked 
with. He is mature, respectful and respected 
by his teammates. He is a competitor who 
inspires others around him to work hard. He 
doesn't crave the spotlight, doesn't play for 
himself. Steven's sole focus is on the success 
of the team. In hockey, Steven competes as 
hard defending our goal as he does attacking 
the opposition's net. He is especially valuable 
to us because he can play in every situation." 

And then there's track. In his first season 
running track, he tied the school record in 
the 100m dash at 10.9. Then he finished 
second in the New England Track 
Championships in 2006 in both the 
200m(22.7) and 400m dash(5 1.0). "Both are 
times worth mentioning," says Coach Tim 
Weir. "Very fast!!" To Weir, "Steve is one of 
those kids whose athleticism can be stun- 
ning. Coupled with his maturity, good char- 
acter and integrity, to say nothing of his 
braininess, this makes him quite a remarkable 
member of the school community. Coaching 
a hard-working kid like Steve is always a 
pleasure." 

Though his original intent was to apply 
to Princeton as a hockey player, his advisor, 
Tim Weir, spoke to football coaches Kai 
Bynum and Mark Gerry who thought he 
could play football for the Ivy 7 League. "Steve 
is as respectful and humble as he is physically 
and intellectually gifted," assesses Coach 
Bynum. He and Coach Gerry suggested 
Steve attend a week-long summer football 
camp on the Princeton campus. "I guess I 
did pretty well," Steve says with characteris- 
tic modesty. Out of 600 participants, both he 
and his summer roommate will attend 
Princeton. "It must be kind of unlikely that 



1 H TheArchon — Spring 2007 



a Poet 



we would both end up there." 

Before the holiday break in December, 
Princeton's coach, Dave Rackovan, visited Steve at 
the Academy and told him there was a "good 
chance" he would be accepted and that he would 
recommend it. Over the break, Rackovan let Steve 
know a "likely" letter was coming soon, pretty solid 
assurance that a fat acceptance envelope will arrive 
in April. "He was snatched up by Princeton as a top 
prospect," Gerry says with almost parental pride. 
"Though Harvard put on a last minute rush to get 
Steven, he turned them down to achieve his life- 
long dream of going to Princeton." 

In college, Steve hopes to study politics and 
political science. "I don't see myself as a politician," 
he says, "but I am thinking about law school." His 
class on the Constitution and the Supreme Court 
this year has piqued his interest further. 

Does he plan to play football after college? 
"I'm going to play football in college, work hard, 
and see where it goes from there. I'm not going to 
set my goal on the NFL." 

Steve appreciates all that the Academy offered 
him. "I looked at other prep schools but I felt most 
comfortable here. I think it's just the atmosphere 
and the people. Everyone says 'hi' here." Moreover, 
Steve feels that at the Academy students are encour- 
aged to be good students and good athletes, more 
than at any other school he's attended. "I know 
plenty of kids here who are good students and awe- 
some athletes. Still, I'm grateful to sports. I know 
that without sports I probably wouldn't get into 
Princeton, so it works both ways." 

There's little Steve would do differently, if 
given the chance. Perhaps he'd start playing football 
earlier. His friends back home sometimes tease him 
that he came all the way north to play football, a 
sport that is very big at his old high school where 
they send a few kids each year to Division One 
schools to play. But Steve is positive that he would 
never trade the opportunities and experiences he 
has enjoyed during his three years in Byfield. -JK 




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Faculty members portrayed famous graduates and Sons of Dummer Theophilus 
Parson, Rufus King, fudge Samuel Sewall, Sir David Ochterlony, Nathaniel 
Gorham, Tobias Lear, Samuel Phillips at the Pageant in 1925. 




"Enter two heralds, who foretell the coming of the Spirit of Long Ago. Presently she comes and tells the story 
of the Marshes — that long ago the marshes belonged to Silence, and no one was there to tell their Beauty. Then 
came Man. First the Indians in their birch canoes, and then the white men in stately ships, who came and builded 
them houses by the little hills and stayed. Then a school came into being, surrounded by the hills and the marsh- 
land, and to the boys who came to study and grow in its shelter, the marshes offered all gifts in their power — health 
for their strong bodies, joy of spirit as they watched the sunset over the hills and the sun rise up out of the sea, 
courage and fighting strength as they battled with the stern winter winds, but above all a love of beauty that would 
go with them all the days of their lives, making the world gladded wherever they brought its message." 



So began the Historical Pageant of 
Dummer Academy on September 28, 
1925. Sponsored by The Newbury 
Chapter of The Dummer Allies, the day 
attracted close to one thousand spectators on 
a crisp New England autumn day to the area 
looking down on the grassy incline behind 
what is now Phillips Building. There, more 
than 75 people, including faculty, trustees, 
students and friends of the school performed 
"a living portrayal" of the history of the land 



and the school. "The audience was a large 
and appreciative one," wrote the 
Newburyport Daily News, "and seemed to 
enjoy the novelty of sitting in a little natural 
amphitheatre in the open and canopied by 
the blue sky. The stage," the newspaper 
recount continued, "was greensward studded 
with pine trees, a sloping hill from the road 
for the background providing nature's 
scenery better than an artist could paint." 
The author of the pageant, Mrs. Hazel 



Hammond Albertson, mother of an alumnus, 
wrote many such pageants, one about 
Merrimac presented some months after the 
Byfield performance. An executive commit- 
tee worked with the author, directors, musi- 
cal director, musicians, community and 
recruiting committee, publicity director, 
dance director, grounds manager and cos- 
tume committee to plan and present the 
pageant. But for Rev. Glenn Tilley Morse, 
who helped with publicity and costumes, 



20 TheArchtm — Spring 2007 




The Maidens of Time danced the years away, until hurried on by 
Father Time himself, as the scroll of the centuries is unrolled. 



James Sleeper, the grounds manager, and Frederick Johnson, musical 
director, all the other organizers were women. 

The script includes three episodes following the prologue and 
preceding an epilogue. In Episode One, Richard Dummer, grandfa- 
ther of the school's founder and played by descendant Joseph N. 
Dummer, strolls around his farm in 1635. Ann Hutchinson, the cen- 
ter of great religious controversy at the time who was later banished 
to Rhode Island, appears, asking for Richard's protection from 
Governor Winthrop. Richard must finally defer to Winthrop's posi- 
tion of authority, but Winthrop punishes him for his attitude by tak- 
ing his sword and firearms and denying his right to vote. After sev- 
eral years, Winthrop, now poor and disheartened, comes to Richard, 
who forgives him and shares his wealth with him. 

An interlude of dancing by the "Maidens of Time" followed 
before Episode Two which jumps to the mid-1700s. As The 
Haverhill Evening Gazette reported, "The dance of the maidens was 
one of the sidelights that drew special attention and the young ladies 
were given prolonged applause." 

William (played by Headmaster Charles Ingham) and Catherine 
Dummer (played by the headmaster's wife) are serving tea to guests. 
Governor Shute and Judge Byfield are the guests when word comes 
that the governor is being called back to England and William 
Dummer will become acting governor. The Newburyport paper 
noted that "two ancient stage coaches, one drawn by four horses, 
made a striking effect on the beholders." Years pass and Governor 
Dummer is seen preparing his will, which not only calls for the 
founding of a school but also the freeing of his favorite slave upon 
his death. 

Another interlude, this one representing the spirit of years fol- 
lowing the governor and his wife, precedes the final Episode Three. 
Master Moody, the first head of school, appears in the person of 
school trustee Rev. Glenn Tilley Morse. His students enter to prepare 
their lessons when one, Edward Preble, the future commander of the 



USS Constitution, misbehaves and receives punishment. "Boys, did 
you observe the brigadier when I struck," asks Master Moody. "He 
never winked. He'll be a general yet." When the boys go off for a 
swim in the river, Moody falls asleep, only to dream of "a procession 
of the illustrious sons of Dummer, including Samuel Phillips, the 
founder of Phillips Exeter and Phillips Andover. 

The pageant concluded with two heralds who announce the 
Spirit of Youth. The Spirit of Long Ago returns to inform Youth of 
all the history that has passed before on this land and to remind him 
of "the gifts of Marshland bring — strength and high purpose — and 
begs him to take him always a message of joy, integrity, and a love of 
beauty as he journeys on through life." 

Throughout the pageant, music was performed under the direc- 
tion of alumnus Frederick H. Johnson, then musical director of 
Bradford Academy. Johnson also played the piano, together with a 
violinist and cellist. 

The pageant was a huge success, receiving coverage in all the 
local press. "In the grand finale, the entire company was assembled, 
making a very interesting picture, all of whom were most enthusias- 
tically applauded," The Newburyport Daily News reported. In fact, 
so many people wanted to come that a bus from in front of the 
Newburyport Library was provided to accommodate anyone who 
needed transportation. Reserved seats were available at the drug store 
and book store in town, but general admission was available at the 
entrance. The profits from the event were used to "financially bene- 
fit the growing institution," the paper reported. 

The popularity of the pageant convinced the organizers to pres- 
ent the performance again the following year. The discovery during 



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Mrs. Clare Northrop Ingham and Headmaster Charles S. Ingham 
portrayed Governor William Dummer and Lady Dummer. 



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from the Archives continued from page 21 




Governor and Lady Dununer received their guests as they enter arriving by coach and on foot carrying their own teacups and silver 
spoons as was the custom of the time. Xote: See the coach in front of Peine Hall at the right 




Alumnus Georg^ W.Adams, Class of 
1873, as Father Time with hourglass 
and staff, representing the passage of 
time. 



the year between the first and second pageants 
of a peacemaking letter from Indian chieftain 
Mvurna to Governor Dummer led Mrs. 
Albertson to rewrite a portion. She further 
revamped the script at least in part to accom- 
modate the 200 faculty staff, friends and stu- 
dents who wanted to participate. "It is practi- 
cally a community event." The Haverhill 
Evening Gazette reported, "with a large per- 
centage of Byfield and Rowley residents par- 
ticipating with a goodly number from longer 
distances.'" Once again, the weather cooper- 
ated, providing a halcyon day for the event. 
"The stage consisted oi a section of lawn 
located in a small ravine," the Newburyport 
paper reported. "There was a background of 
small pine trees halfway up the hill, while 
clumps of evergreens at either side afforded 
shelter for the cast as they awaited the call to 
enter... Trees, with branches laden with apples 
fast assuming a ruddy glow, sheltered many of 
the audience from the mid-afternoon sun, 
while those who wished a close-up view of the 
performers occupied specially arranged 
reserved seats near the greensward stage. 
Conditions were ideal for such a pageant.'" 

In a column called "The Prattler" in the 



Newburyport paper, the writer offered his 
assessment of the pageant. "Not one what saw 
it but came away impressed with the splendid 
history of Dummer and the manner in which 
it was presented to the enthusiastic audience. 
The setting was perfect, the attention to detail 
remarkable and the acting of the very finest. 
Even though not much money was made by 
the event, which was rather expensive to pro- 
duce, it has added to the name and fame of 
Dununer in no inconsiderable proportion, and 
that is something worth while." 

Anyone for a revival in the new millen- 
nium? -JK 



Kate Pinkham, manager of the Academy's 
archives, contributed the information for this 
story. 

For more pictures of the pageant, please log 
onto the Academy Archives page, accessible 
from the Alumni section of the website at 
www.thegovemorsacademy.org. 



22 77i. Archon *» Spring 2' 




A Commitment to Serve 



Senior Baileigh Kimball will leave for college long before her 
high school friends bid farewell to the dog days of summer. By the 
end of June, the 1 8-year-old from Rye, New Hampshire will be in 
the midst of rigorous physical training as a "plebe" at the United 
States Naval Academy at Annapolis. 

To some, this may sound like torture. For Baileigh, it is the top 
of the hill. 

"I've always wanted to serve," she explains. The prospect of 
attending a military academy became more attractive as she 
watched Zach Cotreau '06 apply and be accepted to the United 
States Military Academy at West Point. To pursue her interest, 
Baileigh attended a one-week summer program at the Naval 
Academy. "You experience what it would be like to go there," she 
says. "Getting up early, wearing uniforms, going through all the 
physical activities, going to a couple of classes. I just loved it when 
I was down there." 

Each participant was assigned to a squad, company and bat- 
talion. Baileigh s squad leader was a woman, though Baileigh was 
the only girl in the squad with five boys. "I asked the squad leader 
about the experience of being female at the Academy. She defi- 
nitely felt there was nothing wrong with it, but you just have to 
prove that you deserve to be there too." Annapolis still has a small 
percentage of women in its ranks, though effort is being made to 
increase the numbers and balance the genders. 

Why Annapolis instead of West Point? "I love the ocean," 
Baileigh says, "and the Navy has everything of its own — the naval 
air force, marines, ground troops and people at sea. It offers a lot 
of opportunities And I love the area around Annapolis." 

The next step for Baileigh, the first female graduate of The 
Governor's Academy to attend a U.S. Service Academy, was to 
enlist support from her senators and congressmen. "You have to 
apply to all options," Baileigh explains. "You send a separate appli- 
cation to each with transcripts, essays, recommendations, and 
requests for interviews." The hope is to receive one nomination. 
Baileigh received two! That certainly gave her confidence about 
being accepted. "I had a good feeling about getting in," she admits. 

On January 19, Baileigh received a letter that said she was 
guaranteed an offer of appointment as soon as all other qualifica- 
tions were met. In her case, it just meant passing her medical exam. 
Though she had her examination in December, it needed to be 
evaluated by the Department of Defense Medical Examination 



Review Board at the Air Force Academy in Colorado. "It takes a 
while," Baileigh understates. 

The final approval finally arrived in the mail on February 26. 
Now Baileigh can focus on her new life in Maryland. She plans to 
be an engineering major, either aeronautical or materials engi- 
neering. Her former mathematics teacher at The Governor's 
Academy, Mark Gerry, has no doubts about her academic abilities 
in her chosen area. "Baileigh is an exceptional student," he says, 
"among the best I have taught in the past 27 years. Earnest and 
interested, her work ethic is outstanding." Her aptitude at mathe- 
matics is not all that is noticed by her teachers. "Baileigh is a 
remarkable young woman with outstanding personal qualities," 
Gerry notes. "Her character and integrity are impeccable. Her 
intellect is exceptional, her interests and achievement are varied, 
and she embraces the challenges to do her best in all regards." 

When she's not in class or involved in military training, she 
hopes to continue to play soccer. "I've been talking to the coach 
[at Annapolis] and we've emailed a lot, so I'm going to try out," 
she says. At The Governor's Academy, Baileigh was captain of the 
girls team. Her coach and adviser at The Governor's Academy, Bert 
McLain, has nothing but confidence in Baileigh as an athlete, a stu- 
dent and a member of the military. "It has been my pleasure to 
oversee her outstanding academic career as well as watch her grow 
as an athlete and especially a leader," McLain says. "As a co-captain 
of the varsity soccer team, she was a tremendous senior leader on 
a very young team. Baileigh understands the needs of these young 
athletes and is remarkable at bringing out the best in them and 
insuring that they work as a team." As for Baileigh 's career choice, 
McLain says this young woman "is very much the young adult that 
I would want trained to protect our country." 

Does Baileigh feel she is making sacrifices to attend the Naval 
Academy? "No," she says emphatically. "If anything, you gain 
something. You have the camaraderie and it's so much more uni- 
fied because you're all there for one goal and one purpose. Also, 
the trust among people grows so much faster than at any other 
school, because right away in the summer you're sharing experi- 
ences that are difficult and that you have to help each other 
through." 

Attending the Naval Academy, which offers full tuition and a 
salary, obligates a student to serve in the military for five years after 
graduation. "I would like to serve longer," Baileigh says. "I could 



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A Commitment to Save continued from page 23 

be commissioned anywhere. It 
depends on my specialty. I could go to 
flight school afterwards. I could work 
on an aircraft carrier, specializing and 
preparing the planes. If I'm a materials 
engineer. I could play a role in the 
development of military weapons and 
armor — defense systems and that sort 
of thing." Clearly, the vast opportuni- 
ties excite this young woman full of 
ambition. Even the possibility of "end- 
ing up on some naval base in the mid- 
dle of nowhere," though "it would be 
nice to be in Portsmouth or Norfolk 
for a couple of years." 

Her parents support their daugh- 
ter's decision. "They are proud," says 
Baileigh, "and a litde on edge," she 
admits. Entering the military during a 
time of war doesn't make Baileigh 
anxious, though it does frighten her 
mother a bit. 

Though Baileigh is eager to begin 
her new life, it is not without some 
sadness at leaving the school she has 
grown to love. "Some people see being 
a smaller school as a negative," Baileigh 
says, referring to The Governor's 
Academy, "but I see it as a positive. We 
see our teachers all the time, some- 
times we eat with them, some people 
live with them. Everyone knows your 
name. You feel comfortable going up 
to anybody and talking with them." 
What Baileigh doesn't talk about as 
much is the leadership role she has 
played during high school. She is a 
head of the school's Support Our 
Troops club and a leader of FLIP 
(Freshman Leadership Incentive 
Program) ; she has worked on the year- 
book, served as a tour guide, volun- 
teered for the Special Olympics 
Tournament, served as president of her 
class during her freshman, sophomore 
and junior years, played varsity basket- 
ball and lacrosse in addition to soccer, 
and was on a club soccer team outside 
of school. 

No wonder she's ready for the 
rigors of the United States Naval 
Academy! -JK 



The following is taken from an article mat 
P'75 for the Zamorano News Brief. Alec 
from 1911 to 2001. 



by Dick Purinton 
lite taught at the Academy 



A Life Changing Opportunity: 

How the Tutule Scholarship is 
making a difference 



It has been many years since Alec White 
served in San Pedro de Tutule, 
Honduras, as a Peace Corps Volunteer. 
He had fond memories of his years of 
service and wanted to give back some- 
thing meaningful that would have a last- 
ing impact in the community. During a 
conversation with his friend Dick 
Purinton, the idea of setting up a schol- 
arship through Zamorano emerged. 



in the 

mosth 



A two-hour drive from Zamorano, San 
Pedro de Tutule is a rural municipality 
Honduran Department of La Paz. Surrounded by indigenous groups, 
Lencas, its inhabitants are subsistence farmers. 



After Alec and Dick worked on the details with Zamorano to establish the 
Tutule Scolarship, the next step was to identify the first Tutule Scholar. 
Oscar Orlando Suazo Lopez was chosen to be the first recipient. He comes 
from a humble background; his father is a subsistence farmer and his mother 
is the janitor at a local school. Oscar has four younger siblings and is the first 
in his family to attend college. 

Oscars family is very proud of his achievements. His success represents an 
array of opportunities for his family and his siblings, who may some day fol- 
low his lead. He is in the upper one third of his class and continues to excel 
academically. After his first year, he went back to his town and began apply- 
ing what he is learning at Zamorano. Oscar helped his family start a small 
business that he believes will increase the family income. 

Oscar is also active on campus, serving as a math tutor and as a member of 
the volunteer ambulance squad. Now in his second year, Oscar continues to 
exemplify the importance of Zamorano s mission. 



24 TheArchon — Spring 2007 




Dr. Kenneth L. Hoadley '64 



Zamorano: Alumnus Heads School in Honduras 



By Matt Fisch '08 



Dr. Kenneth Hoadley can attribute his career path to a single 
class he took while a student at Governor Dummer Academy. It was 
Latin I, taught by the legendary "Buster" Navins, and Hoadley, Class 
of 1964, flunked. Navins soon recommended that the young fresh- 
man try his hand at another language. Hoadley, chagrined by the 
only class he had ever failed, followed Navins' advice and enrolled in 
Spanish. "I think it's ironic that my difficulty with Latin I led me to 
a career in Latin America," he now recalls with amusement. 

Hoadley is president of Zamorano University, an 
American-style college located around 30 kilometers outside of 
Honduras' capital city, Tegucigalpa. Housed on over 15,000 acres in 
a lush valley, Zamorano educates 900 undergraduate students, fresh- 



men through seniors, in an array of areas related to agriculture, rural 
development and environmental science. 

The school was founded 65 years ago "as an agricultural 
vocational school," Hoadley explains. "Over the years we developed 
into a full-blown university. About six years ago, Zamorano diversi- 
fied to offer degrees in Food Science, Agribusiness Management, 
Rural Development, and Environmental Management." Prior to the 
implementation of these programs, Zamorano awarded all graduates 
with a degree in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry. 

Hoadley 's path to Zamorano followed that first class in 
Spanish at the advice of Buster Navins. He continued his studies at 
Colby College and spent a semester abroad in Mexico City as a col- 



continued on page 26 
TheArchon <w Spring 2007 25 



Zamorano: Alumnus Heads School in Honduras continued from page 26 



lege junior. Following graduation, he joined average of 18 countries, as far south as emphasis on discipline, personal responsibil- 

the Peace Corps and spent three years work- Paraguay, and as far north as the Caribbean ity and accountability The school has pro- 

ing in agricultural development projects in and Mexico. duced over 5.000 graduates, many of whom 

Colombia. Hoadley then returned to the As President of Zamorano, Hoadley says occupy leadership positions throughout 

United States, where he earned an MBA his most important job "is to develop and Latin America. Over 35 graduates have 

from Harvard Business School. communicate the vision and strategic direc- worked as Ministers of Agriculture in their 

Hoadley ventured back to the Spanish- tion of the university." He is also responsible respective countries, according to Hoadlev. 
speaking world after his graduation from for '■identifying and appointing senior aca- Zamorano also boasts numerous graduates 
Harvard, when he was appointed as a demic and administrative officers," and for who are business and government leaders, as 
research assistant with INCAE, a business leading and directing ''annual and long term well as those who lead non-profit organiza- 
school in Managua, Nicaragua. The school operating plans, and also to participate in tions."Half of our graduates go on for post- 
has since moved its main campus to Costa fundraising activities." In the future. Hoadley graduate degrees in the US. Europe, or Latin 
Pica. After spending three years working hopes to "grow and expand the number of America," Hoadley explained, and more than 
with INCAE (where he also met and mar- degree programs" as well as implement "new 90 Zamorano graduates have attained PhDs 
ried his wife, who is Nicaraguan). Hoadley graduate degree programs." in various fields. 

returned to the States yet again, this time to "Zamorano is a unique university in The final pillar of Zamorano is "Pan- 
obtain his doctorate at Harvard Business Latin America," Dr. Hoadley contends as he Americanism." Zamorano is proud to have a 
School. Hoadley once again returned to explains the "four pillars of Zamorano." the student body comprised of students from "all 
Latin America following his graduation to school's creed and modus operandi. The first different economic, social, racial, and ethnic" 
work at IPADE. a business school in Mexico. pillar is "Academic Excellence." The second backgrounds. The school president is also 

After working with IPADE for some pillar is the "Learning by Doing" Program, in proud that Zamorano is able to offer 80 per- 

time. Hoadley went back to INCAE once which students gain experience outside of cent of its students some degree of financial 

again. "I began to know the region really the classroom. In addition to spending 20 assistance, and approximately 20 percent full 

well," Hoadley says of Latin America. hours a week in the classroom, students scholarships. Scholarship funds are donated 

Nonetheless, he returned to the states once spend an equal amount of time working by a large number of individuals and philan- 

more, this time for 16 years. He spent time in outside the classroom, in each of 13 on-cam- thropic organizations throughout the world. 

Boston, and then North Carolina, where he pus business enterprises, or in rural villages "The financial support we receive from these 

taught at the University of North Carolina, or environmental protection projects. donors makes it possible tor Zamorano to 

all the time "maintaining ties to Central Examples include "growing crops, raising provide a top quality education to many 

America." "When Zamorano initiated a animals, and processing and marketing food." highly qualified students from very poor 

search for a new president in 2002, Hoadley Zamorano operates nine food and animal backgrounds throughout Latin America," 

was invited to apply and was ultimately cho- feed processing plants, which sell their prod- reports Hoadley. 

sen. ucts to locations both on and off campus. Hoadley is especially pleased with 

Hoadley knew of the school from The third pillar of Zamorano is a "very Zamorano's impact in the region, noting, 

Zamorano graduates he met while working strong emphasis on values and leadership "For a university of our size, we have the 

at INCAE. He learned from them that formation." As a 100 percent residential uni- best record of impact of any university in 

Zamorano was "an excellent undergraduate versify — something almost unheard of in Latin America." 

school" and "very definitely an international Latin America - Zamorano can offer "struc- 

organization." Students are enrolled from an tured student life" which places great 

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in memoriam 



M. Herrick Randall, Class of 1942, former- 
ly of Falmouth, ME and more recently of 
Portland, ME, died on October 12, 2006. 
After graduating from Governor Dummer, 
he received a Bachelor's degree from 
Bowdoin College and a Master's degree in 
Business Administration from the University 
of Michigan. He was an Army veteran of 
WWII, serving in the European theater. He 
retired as the vice president of Randall and 
McAllister Oil Company. He was a boating 
enthusiast, captaining his beloved boat, 
Calypso, and serving for 25 years as a mem- 
ber of the Coast Guard Auxiliary He was also 
an avid bird watcher, volunteering for the 
Maine Audubon Society. Randall is survived 
by three children and their spouses, and four 
grandchildren. 

Douglas L. Miller, Class of 1946, of Byfield, 
MA, died on January 5, 2007. After Governor 
Dummer, he graduated from Amherst 
College before serving in the U.S. Air Force 
for four years. Following his discharge, he 
returned to GDA as a mathematics teacher. 
After furthering his education at M.I.T., 
he taught physics at the Academy and 
became the first Chair of the Science 
Department. He oversaw the renovation of 
Lang Gymnasium into the Schumann 
Math/Science Building and was also a public 
speaking instructor and was the school's year- 
book advisor. For many years, he was a mem- 
ber of the Republican Town Committee. He 
was also an accomplished photographer, an 
avid bridge player, and an enthusiastic gar- 
dener. He is survived by his wife Margaret, 
four children (all of whom graduated from 
Governor Dummer), and two grandchildren. 



Harry R. Beaudry, Class of 1948, died on 
October 30, 2006. After GDA, he received a 
Bachelor's degree from Rice University, a 
Master's degree from Boston University and 
a Ph.D. from Duke University. He is survived 
by his wife Nancy who wrote that her hus- 
band "always gave Governor Dummer 
Academy much credit for his academic suc- 



cess. 



Charles "Pete" Houston, Class of 1948, of 
Williamsburg, VA, died on January 15,2007. 
After graduating from GDA, he earned a 
Bachelor's degree from Springfield College. 
He was a teacher at a number of private 
schools, including Governor Dummer, where 
he taught general science, social studies and 
mechanical drawing in the 1950s; 
Germantown Academy; the Pebble Hill 
School; and Derryfield School. In Amherst, 
NH, he was the first town recreation direc- 
tor, engineer and designer of the town skat- 
ing rink, MC of the town band. Upon retire- 
ment, he became a professional storyteller, 
recognized for his work with the National 
Storytelling Network's 2001 Oracle Award. 
He is survived by his wife Mannie and two 
children. 



S. Hopkins "Hoppy" Damon, Class of 
1950, of Haiku, Maui, HI, died on October 
26, 2006 of heart failure. After graduating 
from GDA, he served in the U.S. Coast 
Guard, and then received a Bachelor's degree 
in business from Boston University. During 
his career, he worked in manufacturing at the 
Foxboro Company, as a stockbroker at Stone 
and Webster, and as founder of First Toy 
Company. After moving to Maui, he owned 
and operated Alpha Heater Service and One 
Designs, an art gallery. He is survived by his 
daughter and was predeceased by a son. 

Howard Clarke, Class of 1954, of Melvin 
Village, NH, died on February 17, 2007 of 
colon cancer. After graduation from GDA, 
he attended Colby College for three years, 
and then served in the U S. Navy for four 
years before returning to Colby to complete 
his Bachelor's degree. While in the Navy, he 
studied Mandarin Chinese at the Army 
Language School and was then stationed in 
Taipei, Taiwan and the Philippines. During 
his career, he worked for Hathaway Shirt 
Company, rising to national sales manager of 
the Christian Dior accessories division, and 
then joined Pendleton Woolen Mills until his 
retirement. Tennis, golf, skiing, and scuba div- 
ing were among his interests. He is survived 
by his wife Ann, two children, and four 
grandchildren. 



Tlie Archon es Spring 2007 31 



class notes 



Pre- 



1942 



Reunions 
Class of 1932- 75th 
Class of 1937 - 70th 



John Gannett '39 writes: "Not a real 
happy year. Big bug (flu) attacked me early 
spring. By the time summer came it had not 
let go. A very non-energy section of passing 
time. Then there was a heart-related visit to 
the hospital. Time with my model RR 
friends was relaxing and enjoyable." Tom 
Tenney '39 says, "Slow season — golf terri- 
ble - lots of rain in Vermont — no snow, I 
hear, in early December. 70-75 degrees here 
in Ponta Vedra Beach, FL." Dap Will '40 
writes: "No Dummer!! No South Byfield!!! 
No regrets!!!! No Eames." Bob Little '40 
reports: "Following my bride's transfer to 
heaven, I moved into our son's family house- 
hold in Cumming, GA, near Atlanta. My 
chores include walking the dog, picking up 
daily papers, putting out trash or being here 
for my granddaughter after school. Have not 
been back to Boxford, Byfield or Maine for 
several years!!" Richard Wyman '41 says, 
"Not much news except bad! My wife, 
Ginny, has dementia and I have polymyalgia 
reheumattica! At 84, we have too much 
"discomfort" to be gregarious. We celebrat- 
ed 63 years of marriage on November 16, 
2006! I just want to catch the fool who said 
these are the GOLDEN YEARS!! Shyly, 
negatively and grouchily, old man." Andrew 
Little '41 reports: "I am living in 
Tunkhannock. Life here is dull. Am looking 
forward to my 60th Reunion at Lehigh next 
year." Paul Morgan '41 says, "I am 
absolutely thrilled with the name change. 
For most of my life, people have wondered 
about the Dummer or Dumber name and 
why I would go there. Big congratulations 
to the Trustees and their wisdom." 

Stuart Barnard '33 says, "My life is 
wonderful, but the doctors and hospitals 
keep me busy! My wife Alma and I have 
two sons who live fairly near. After 20 years 
as an electrical engineer with MIT at their 



Lincoln Lab in Lexington (Hanscom Field), 
I retired in 1979 and we spent the next 20. 
years in Florida, but moved back in 1999 to 
be with our grandchildren before they 
become full grown and off on their own. We 
are also lucky to find a one-story ranch in a 
condo area of mainly town houses and while 
prices were still reasonable. My best wishes 
to you and the Academy." W. Dana Jones 
'37 says, "I have got Parkinson's Disease but 
it's in its early stages." Alan Bullwinkle '38 
reports: "In my 85th year I creak and groan 
somewhat but I can still tend our small gar- 
den. I look after my wife Margaret who suf- 
fers from Parkinson's but keeps cheerful. 
When I get tired of walking I get on my bike 
to go round our village of two thousand 
inhabitants. Driving is no problem." 
Willard Little '40 says, "Once again a great 
vacation at Plum Island with children from 
Germany, San Francisco, Texas and Newbury. 
Hope to do the same in 2007 to celebrate 
our 60th wedding anniversary. Regards to 
all." Phil Simpson '39 says, "Sue and I are 
back in Kissimmee for the winter and 
although the temperatures are not too warm, 
we are getting sunshine." 



Seward E. Pomeroy 

29 Berwick Lane 

Worcester, MA 1 602- 1407 

(508) 752-7469 



65th Class Reunion 

June 8, 9, 10, 2007 



We had a nice note from Humphrey 
Simson who writes: "During this last sum- 
mer we sold our condo in Portsmouth, 
Rhode Island and are now living in Stuart, 
Florida full time, although we will travel 
during the summer. We have children living 
in Minnesota, Georgia and Connecticut." 
Tom Fenn checked in to say that he and 
Barbara are slowing down now a little!!! 
"No more long RV trips. After 60 years of 
marriage we are planning on entering life in 
a retirement home for the next 20 years!!!" 
Bob Harris sent his card reporting that he 




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has just finished a manuscript of a book 
about his designs, 55 years of monohull and 
multihull yachts. Still trying to give it a title, 
maybe Snowflake Yacht(s) Designs since no 
two boats were the same, like snowflakes. 
"We are both well," he writes. "Pat is busy 
with home keeping and I with a new 30- 
foot monohull sloop auxiliary, for the same 
family who first produced boats I designed 
in the U.K. We have had wild severe dam- 
aging weather taking down large trees, some 
near us. Happy New Year!!!" Finally, it is 
good to hear from Dick Lutts who writes: 
"I am retired and living in Essex Condo in 
downtown Salem. Have four children and 
five granddaughters. Been married 59 years. 
Jean Chalifour died two years ago and left 
12 children (six boys and six girls) and 30 
grandchildren. 



1943 



Class of 1943 

Benjamin B. Brewster 

88 Warren Avenue 

Plymouth, MA 02360-2428 

(508) 746-1306 

benbbrew@comcast . net 

Since most of the class continues to hide 
their sins and triumphs, your secretary will 
have to resort to songs and witty sayings. We 
did hear from a few of the faithful. Huck 
Leinbach has gone from a beautiful yacht to 
a pontoon boat in Virginia. He is well and 
well looked after by his daughter and a long- 
time girlfriend; no health problems and 
invites those passing through to stop and 
visit. Bob Wadleigh divides his time 
between summers in Massachusetts and win- 
ters in Costa Rica and enjoys both. Walter 
McGill is doing a bit of payback. His wife 
had a fall and he had the opportunity to care 
for her for a change. Other than that he's 
still looking for your money for the school. 
I have found that they will still cash checks 
made out to GDA. Ben Mann reports he is 
still drawing breath and has a grandson 
entering TCU. I guess most of us have 
grands in college about now. The Brewsters 
have a granddaughter finishing UMass after a 
full scholarship in crew. The Peter Morgans 
celebrated their 60th with a cruise out of 
Boston to Norway and greatly enjoyed the 
experience. He attended the awarding of 



32 llirArchon -«- Spring 2'i')7 



diplomas to those who missed out due to the 
unpleasantness of the 1940s and felt, as we all 
do, that it was a fine thing for the school to 
do. Dick Hamilton writes from Virginia 
that he has spent some time with the Amish 
and at Gettysburg as well as with his relatives 
and old buddies in Maine. Since he is not 
truly a flatlander, they welcomed him. The 
Brewsters are looking forward to a trip with 
the Star Clippers in March to escape mud 
time in Plymouth. Ben is heavily involved in 
raising money for the Pilgrim Hall Museum, 
so be forewarned. The rest of you owe me 
a letter for these notes, and if you come 
through, I won't hound you for a contribu- 
tion. 



1944 



Class of 1944 

Steven K. Kaujfman 

125 Ware-ham's Point 

Williamsburg, VA 23185-8910 

(757) 220-9013 

wareham 125@tni. net 

George Pollin reports: "Unfortunately, 
we have been really sedentary of late, so no 
tales of travel, adventures, etc. We do, how- 
ever, have our first great grandchild, which, 
while a blessing for us, hardly qualifies for 
dissemination to our classmates." John 
Whitney says he is still reeling from getting 
his GDA diploma in May. His son Randy 
'70 gave him "...a nicely framed account of 
the event! Complete with Marty Doggett's 
plus his two graduate kids' signatures." The 
picture is hanging in his office "...causing 
much interest - with the passing crowd." 
John and his wife have recently moved into 
a retirement place and, "Getting settled in 
these new quarters ain't easy. Seems there's 
no room for anything -just look under what 
you're [sic] sitting on." Gordon Hoyt is in 
Sanibel, Florida for three months. "Like they 
say, 'It's a tough life.'" He also says his wife is 
the Email expert and he will get her to send 
the notes the next time. Courtland Cross 
says, "I am sneaking into the electronic age 
very warily, so bear with me. My wife Midge 
and I just survived 55 years of married bliss? 
Doesn't seem possible, but there it is. We are 
in good health, playing tennis (not together), 
traveling, dealing happily with eight grand- 
children, and being active as volunteers in 
New London. I am still actively collecting, 
restoring, and driving old cars. It's a disease 
I've had for about 45 years and don't think 



I'll ever be cured. I still think of Rod Emery 
[sp?] and Pierce Hall days with great fond- 
ness (more now than then in some respects). 
Even though I went to GDA for only my 
senior year, it was a highlight both then and 
now." 

Marsha Ambrose writes: "I'm Dave's 
wife of 40 years. Boy is that hard to believe. 
We were married on Christmas Eve in 1966 
and this year spent the Christmas holidays 
cruising to six islands in the Caribbean with 
friends and family numbering 18. We had a 
fantastic time and I highly recommend 
cruising for all kinds of reunions! Nobody 
has to DO anything in the way of work! We 
spent Christmas itself at our son's house in 
CT Our two-year-old grandson, Dean, 
seemed to enjoy putting up the tree and 
waiting for Santa after the excitement of the 
cruise. His five-month-old sister didn't seem 
to care! They are the youngest of the nine 
grandchildren and three great-grandchil- 
dren. Dave has not been as lucky as you 
when it comes to staying mentally alert. He's 
very healthy but suffers from Alzheimer's 
Disease. His short term memory has suffered 
the most but his long term isn't doing great 
either. We are still active and he still reads and 
plays Scrabble against the computer. This dis- 
ease is insidious and slowly takes away our 
loved ones. We're fighting it with the recom- 
mended medications and hope to be togeth- 
er in our home on the Cape for many more 
years. Dave is still able to help with our two 
seasonal rental homes and the activity 
around here in the summer is good for him. 
Many of our tenants are 'long term' friends 
as well. Our longest one started staying in 
the houses in 1972. We are off to Jekyll 
Island with my brother and his wife for the 
month of March. There we pretty much do 
anything we want which involves walking 
the beach there also. We really enjoy the lux- 
ury of lazy days spent reading and sometimes 
going off to the movies or shopping. We 
know that we will be busy with the houses 
when we return and open them up for the 
season." 

Jim Waugh congratulated me for hav- 
ing a mountain bearing my name in 
Antarctica. He says that towers over the 
James C. Waugh baseball field at 
Lawrenceville School. (Jim's contribution to 
mankind was a lot more significant than was 
my ten months on The Ice.) Jim talks a lot 
with Bots Young ('45), whom he says 



should have been in '44 as he was chrono- 
logically gifted (I guess that means he acted 
older than his age!). Bots now likes to be 
called "Buck" as a result of spending so much 
time on a dude ranch in Wyoming. (For a 
while, when I was searching for a name to 
replace being called "Kay" I selected Bucky 
That faded fast.) Ben Pearson says he may 
be an O. E, but not ready to be an H. B. just 
yet. His golf stinks, but he's "...still digging 
up the course." His clay (pigeon) shooting is 
worse, but he's still shooting holes in the air. 
He says, "My big brag is that Jean and I 
became great-grandparents in December. 
Father is Jeremy Lyons '93. Name is Emilie 
Jean and I'm really proud." 

Al Wyer says this has been a big year 
for him and his wife. They decided to move 
from Swampscott, Massachusetts to a retire- 
ment community in Wolfeboro, NH called 
Sugar Hill. They find their own cottage there 
very ample for their needs. They still have a 
summer place in North Wolfeboro, called 
The Farm, about seven miles from their new 
home. (The Farm, the CIA's training center 
Camp Perry, is, as you all know, here in 
Williamsburg, VA.) Their son, daughter, and 
their spouses and the four grandchildren 
enjoy The Farm for summer activities. He 
says moving to their retirement cottage has 
its problems, but, "...we are happy to have 
made this move." Al wishes everyone, 
"Happy retirement ... wherever you are." 
(Amen to that!) 



1945 



Class of 1945 

Richard A, Cousins 

71 Federal Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950-2814 

(978) 462-4542 

Warren Furth writes: "As a life-long 
Democrat I was of course delighted with the 
results of the mid-term elections. Margaret 
and I celebrated by taking a trip to New 
Delhi to visit our daughter and another trip 
to Bahrain to see our son Michael, his wife 
Sheila, and our only grandchild, Max, now 
almost three. Michael is now Chief 
Operating Officer of a private equity firm 
with offices in Bahrain, London, Singapore 
and Atlanta." From Jack Gillies: "Not 
much news, but at this stage of life, I guess 
that is good news, i.e. no sickness or opera- 
tions to bore you with — oops - with which 
to bore you. Per Uncle Tom. Drove by the 



The Archon ^ Spring 2007 33 



class notes 




Doug Miller '46 and Ray Casey '78 

new campus recently and it is taking shape 
to be a first-class operation. I just hope most 
of our remaining classmates will get to see it 
in 2010." Arch Kingsley tells us he is "plan- 
ning a trip on the Erie Canal from Albany to 
Lake Ontario and down the St. Lawrence 
and on down Lake Champlain — down the 
Hudson and back home to Virginia next 
summer on my 39-foot traveler." Brad 
Roberts writes: "Happy to report I survived 
and am mostly recovered from brain surgery 
last July Having to learn to think and talk 
■was interesting. I still walk with a cane, but 
that's better than a wheelchair. Fortunately I 
am now again driving a car. Cheers!" And, 
from Bots Young: "Ann and I enjoyed a 
reunion with our children and grandchildren 
at Eaton's Ranch in late summer of last year. 
Then they all arrived for the old man's 80th 
birthday celebration this past November. 
Have been in touch with Squaw Waugh, 
Class of '44, who remains as caustic as ever. 
How did you Class of '44s ever put up with 
his anagramic behavior? Have been in touch 
with Drew and Paul Withington. They 
sound good!" John (Jack) Gillies says, 
"Had a great visit with Ed Haynes in 
Naples, FL last December. Will visit with Ed 
Hubbard this November." 



1946 



Class of 1946 

John F Kimball 

20 Kcnney Field Drive 

Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2120 

207-633-4477 

johnbuoy@gun.net 



Our latest word from Dr. Herb Levine: 
"Well, it is hard to believe it is 60 years since 
we all enjoyed GDA and each other. I'm six 
months into retirement and so far, so °;ood! 
Our daughter Rachel lives five miles away 
and thus we see a lot of our grandchildren, 
8, 6 and 1-1/2. Our son, Andy, lives in 
Orlando, FL — working in the real estate 
business. I go into the hospital one day a 
week to attend a conference and teach third- 
year medical students. Life is good and 
Sandy and I five happily in Newton, Mass." 

I, John Kimball have no particular 
news, so I will reflect on the past for a 
moment. We were fortunate to attend GDA 
in the heart of the "Old Guard" era. Who 
constitutes that estimable group may vary. I 
have my list, and you have yours. One of my 
favorite mentors was Mr. Tom Mercer. His 
demeanor was restrained and courteous to a 
fault. His style was, at once, unique and 
understated. He had his own grading sys- 
tem, some of you may recall; he eschewed 
the "F" mark for the lowest grade for the 
"E." And you quickly learned that in the 
weekly quiz if you got the "E," you had 
scored spotlight recognition that was equal 
to the one who earned the "A." (Only one 
A and one E was awarded.) It was, of course, 
a recognition you learned to avoid at all 
costs. And that you would come to realize, 
was the point. If you couldn't achieve the 
"A," you strove to be among the various Bs, 
Cs, and Ds as best you could. So I remem- 
ber well the day I earned my "E." I took it 
upon myself to take it up with Mr. Mercer, 
and he was gracious and asked me to take a 
seat at the big library table and lay out my 
case. I discoursed at length; I don't know if 
the subject was MacBeth or Moby Dick, 
Dickens or Dickinson, but never mind. 
When I had concluded my discourse, he 
smiled ever charitably as he was wont to do, 
and in his most sonorous manneristic 
Southern legato said: "That all very well 
may be true, Kim, but you still get the E." 
Not until I was in a college literature class 
did I realize how fortunate I had been to be 
in Tom Mercer's class at GDA. 



1947 



Class of 1947 

Norman G. Brown 

43 Hearthside Road 

Standish, ME 04084 

207-892-6708 

ngbl43@aol.com 



60th Class Reunion 



June 8, 9, 10, 2001 



In the fall issue of The Archon, you may 
remember that my Class Notes mentioned 
the long delayed presentation of GDA diplo- 
mas to some students whose academic fives 
were disrupted by WW II, including our 
own classmate, Homer Ambrose. The cred- 
it for this event goes to Steve Kauffrnan, 
'44, who suggested to Sandy Keyes that 
these overlooked "grads" were most deserv- 
ing of receiving their GDA sheepskins. As I 
did in an earlier email to Steve this summer, 
I want to thank him again for his effort and 
thoughtfulness toward these six 'disenfran- 
chised' schoolmates. Steve is now secretary 
of his Class of 1944. Well done, Steve, and 
thank you again. 

On 12/23, my umpteenth TV viewing 
of Sound of Music was thankfully interrupted 
by a phone call. It was none other than Jim 
Soper, who was with us for only the one 
year of '47. Jim and his wife, Janis, are still 
living in Camarillo, CA (see 2002 GDA 
directory) where their daughter, Wendy, 
teaches first grade (hope I have that right, 
Jim). While at GDA, Jim lived in Dunning 
House and later moved to Yarmouth, ME. 
Even with a pacemaker, Jim hopes to make 
it back to his 60th Salem H.S. reunion (how 
about GDA's, too, Jim?). He also mentioned 
his remembrance of Bud Snow, Betsy 
Winder and Willard Pierce. In a subsequent 
letter, Jim mentioned visiting his favorite 
town in New Hampshire, this being 
Wolfeboro. On a visit about five years ago, 
he and his wife met up with fellow class- 
mate, John Heyl, who lives in the area. 
Many thanks for your call, Jim. A note from 
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Sutton, Mass. (believe it or not). Living with 
my son and his family and busy with all my 
grandsons' sports activities. Also, made my 
way back to Buffalo for a visit recently." 
Thanks, Pete, for your note. My most mem- 
orable recollection of Peter was during a 
track meet with another school. I don't 
recall the distance of the race (440, 880 or 
mile) but toward the finish line, Pete was 
leading the pack. About 20 paces from the 
tape, Pete looked over his shoulder and saw 
another teammate on his heels. Recognizing 
that teammate as one who hadn't earned a 
letter, Pete slackened his pace to allow the 
other fellow to pass him and win the race . . . 
and his letter. That show of sportsmanship 
has stayed with me for over 60 years! Thank 
you, Pete. 

Dave Wilcox writes that he is "enjoy- 
ing a mild early winter in Cape Cod. Off to 
Naples, FL after the holidays. Will try to 
make our 60th." We all hope to see you 
there, Dave. In another email, Dave clarified 
my poser when he said the 60s were his best 
golfing years. He was referring to his age, 
not his scores or the 1960s. Back in 
October, Joe Welch wrote that he and his 
wife, Donna, had recently had lunch with 
Henry "Hank" Sanders. At the time, Hank 
was running for State Representative from 
the Portsmouth, NH, area and Joe included 
one of Hank's political fliers. Unfortunately 
for Hank, the other guy won, which I feel is 
a loss for his area. Thanks, Joe, for the info, 
and I don't see Hank riding off into the sun- 
set real soon. It was great to receive an email 
from Dan Hall. Dan writes: "Bill Bailey 
and I joined Nels Corey (our coach at both 
GDA and Colby) for a hockey game 
between Colby and Bowdoin. Kaye Corey 
provided a wonderful fish chowder prior to 
the game." En route to Brunswick (ME), 
Dan and Bill stopped for lunch with Jack 
Deering and our esteemed class secretary, 
Norm Brown. Thanks, Dan, for those 15- 
seconds of fame. I hear, Dan, that Bill has 
been feeding you "puck" sandwiches while 
you two are playing hockey. Wouldn't a face 
guard be cheaper than a prosthodontist? 

Holy, moly, here's a voice from the past!! 
I haven't seen Herbert Hoffman's name in 
Class Notes for ages! Welcome aboard, 
Herb!! Herb is still living in Radda in 
Chianti, Italy and writes: "No Pulitzer Prize- 
winning novel, but a book of my collected 
essays coming out early in 2007. Title: 



Divergent Archaeology. Anyone 
interested?" Let me know the 
publisher, Herb, and I'll try to 
find a copy in the States . . . pro- 
viding it's written in English!! I 
recall a skiing weekend I took 
to Cannon Mountain in New 
Hampshire along with Herb, 
Bob Barr, and Hank Sanders. 
I sent a photo of the group to 
GDA long ago but it appears to 
have become lost in the shuffle 
over the years. Thanks, Herb, 
for your postcard and don't be a 
stranger to Class Notes. And 
Herb, please send me your email 
address, if you have one, for 
future class news (ngbl43@aol.com). I'll 
send it on to GDA for inclusion in its web- 
page for alumni information. In a recent 
email, Jim Knott wrote: "Governor 
Romney appointed me to the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Energy 
Facilities Sitting Board and I was sworn in 
on Friday (Dec.) the 15th. The Energy 
Facilities Sitting Board studies and makes 
recommendations about Energy Facilities 
such as Hydropower sites, LNG locations, 
windmill farms, Pipelines, etc., etc." For 
those of you outside New England, these are 
very sensitive areas in which Jim will be 
involved. There are proposals for LNG 
offloading areas in Fall River, windmills off 
the Massachusetts coast near Nantucket 
Island and expansion of pipelines through 
the New England area. I think you have an 
interesting year ahead of you, Jim. Best of 
luck with your new appointment. In a later 
email to Jim, I suggested using small LCD 
lights on the traps instead of bait to attract 
lobsters. He replied that artificial bait does- 
n't work and . . . "Underwater videos have 
proven that out of the 100 lobsters that enter 
traps, 94 feed and leave; the six that get 
caught just happen to be there when the trap 
was pulled - it's just like musical chairs. I 
designed and built at least 100 escape-proof 
traps and fished them off Gloucester; if the 
lobsters couldn't get out, they wouldn't go 
in!" Seems I learn something new every 
day! On another subject, Jim said, "When 
you point the finger at someone else, there 
are three fingers pointing back at yourself." 
Without a doubt, Jim is a keen observer of 
human (and lobster) behavior. 

The "Galloping" Curtises, Jay Curtis 




Jay Curtis '47 and his wife Kaila 



and his wife Kaila were on the move again 
this fall. In their Christmas letter they write: 
"Our trip to the Mediterranean in 
September was not all we had anticipated. 
After four glorious days in Rome (we loved 
every minute of it) we met our cruise ship 
on the coast of Italy only to find out that our 
scheduled three days in Turkey had been 
cancelled due to recent terrorist bombings. 
We were so disappointed as we had really 
looked forward to that part of the cruise. 
The cruise line substituted Dubrovnik, 
Croatia and Messina, Sicily instead. 
Dubrovnik was spectacular, but we were 
unimpressed with Sicily. The ship was in 
need of some 'updating', but we met nice 
people and made the best of the situation. 
We also made our annual trip to Michigan 
with my sisters this summer - always a fun 
few days - and Jay flew to Atlanta this fall to 
see Chelsea play soccer." The photo of Jay 
and Kaila was taken on their visit to the 
Greek island of Santorini. Jay was reelected 
to his homeowner's association board as 
treasurer. This keeps him quite busy. When 
Kaila's hospital closed her department in 
February of 2006, she started working part- 
time for a group of family practice physicians 
who are affiliated with her old hospital 
which is a short distance from her home. 
Before traveling to Byfield for the 60th 
reunion in June, they have a cruise in the 
Caribbean planned. Plato Kangis sent an 
email: "Norm, Happy New Year. My kid 
sister turned 70 in December and our grand- 
daughter, Alexandra, is 16 in February. (Her 
dad is Chris Kangis, my son, GDA Class of 
1979.) Still working on my fine of custom 
crafted leather accessories, including the 
newest line of genuine alligator and ostrich 



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pieces. If you're in Providence, stop by the 
studio. Gwen and I would be happy to see 
you! 97 East George Street, 401.274.1211. 
And there you have it. WHERE HAVE 
THE YEARS GONE? Best, Plato." 

Kevin Gafihey came through splendid- 
ly on my last poetic (?) appeal. Kevin writes: 
"Hi Norm: In reply to your request, things 
haven't changed for us that much. My wife, 
Hope, and I are completely retired now and 
enjoy every moment. We can now see our 
children and four grandchildren more often. 
We were happy to attend the wedding of our 
eldest granddaughter in September. We will 
be traveling to Olympia, Washington in June 
to attend our grandson's graduation. 
Another granddaughter is a freshman in col- 
lege and our youngest granddaughter is in 
grammar school. Her mother and father 
(our son) are expecting another child in 
April. My best to you and all of my class- 
mates, and hope to see everyone at our next 
reunion. Best always, Kevin." Thanks for the 
update, Kevin. And our next reunion, Kev, is 
this coming June 8th, 9th and 10th. Bud 
Snow wrote to say I had his e-address 
wrong. I spelled it with "snow" when it 
should have been "sno." So, here's Bud's cor- 
rect e-address: snobank@esisnet.com. He 
and his wife. Connie, really whooped it up 
for New Years': "Last fall, Connie and I were 
thinking about what to do for New Year's 
Eve. We had some information about the 
North Carolina Symphony having a Gala in 
Raleigh. The Symphony comes to little old 
New Bern (Bud's hometown) two to three 
times a year. So we had this information 
about the upcoming Gala for New Year's. We 
would stay overnight at the Sheraton in 
Raleigh. We decided to go. We had bought 
our tickets for the North Carolina 
Symphony and made our reservations at the 
Sheraton. On Dec. 30th, we drove the 117 
miles to Raleigh. We got to our room and 
changed into clothes for the evening. At 5:00 
p.m. they had an open bar for the 280 guests, 
after which we were bussed to the Music 
Hall for the concert. It was Waltzes. It was 
great. After the concert we were bussed back 
to the Sheraton and a gourmet dinner and 
music for dancing. We were served wine and 
champagne; and the food was super. We 
stayed until 1:00 a.m. On New Year's morn- 
ing we were served a gourmet breakfast, after 



which we drove back to New Bern. We met 
some interesting people. One gal was a major 
in the army. Her husband was in Iraq. She 
had been there." Bud also had a pleasant 
chat with Jim Soper in January. Too bad Jim 
didn't tell Bud about his desire to move back 
East a few years ago when Bud was a mort- 
gage officer! 

Bob 'Bishop' Peale (bishop99az@lycos.com) 
called me from is hilltop home in Arizona. 
Where he lives, the zoning calls for five-acre 
lots so the neighbors are somewhat spread 
out. Bish has his two dogs for company and 
makes forays to town to shop, socialize and 
catch up on the local news. When he called, 
he said it was a bright sunny day, blue sky, 
green grass ... and a temperature of 20°. I 
thought people went to Arizona in the win- 
ter for the warm weather! He asked if the 
Constitutional Elms were still fining Elm St. 
through the GDA campus. He said the trees 
■were planted when the U.S. Constitution 
was enacted. That's a bit of trivia I hadn't 
heard before. If that's true, I hope 
GDA/TGA gives them special consideration 
during any expansion projects. Lee Wilson 
returned his postcard. It seems everything is 
humming along just fine in Hull, MA. He 
and his wife, Helen, are fighting the low 
temperatures that suddenly blew in toward 
the end of January. To help keep them warm 
I'm sure they have plenty of memories and 
photos of recent family get-togethers with 
their daughters and 11 grandchildren. For 
those with email, I sent out the notice of the 
death of Doug Miller '46, a great friend of 
many of our classmates. Jack Deering 
called to say that during a private conversa- 
tion with Doug, he told Doug, "You are so 
smart, and I feel so dumb." Doug looked at 
Jack and said, "Jack, I'd swap my brains to 
catch a fly ball like you do!" Jack has never 
forgotten that moment. Thanks for sharing 
that with all of us, Jack. 

I received the following via email from 
a classmate. I feel we can all empathize with 
Julie Andrews turning 69 years of age, and all 
join in welcoming her to the Golden (?) 
Years: "Julie Andrews turns 69 - To com- 
memorate her 69th birthday on October 1st, 
actress/vocalist Julie Andrews made a special 
appearance at Manhattan's Radio City 
Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP 
One of the musical numbers she performed 



was 'My Favorite Things' from the legendary 
movie Sound Of Music. Here are the lyrics 
she used: 

'Maalox and nose drops and needles 
for knitting, 

Walkers and handrails and 
new dental fittings, 

Bundles of magazines tied up with strings, 

These are a few of my favorite things. 

Cadillacs and cataracts, hearing aids and 
glasses, 

Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in 
glasses, 

Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with 
swings, 

These are a few of my favorite things. 

When the pipes leak, 

When the bones creak, 

When the knees go bad, 

I simply remember my favorite things, 

And then I don't feel so bad. 

Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for 
bunions, 

No spicy hot food, or food cooked with 
onions, 

Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals 
they bring, 

These are a few of my favorite things. 

Back pains, confused brains and no need 
for sinnin', 

Thin bones and fractures and hair that is 
'thirmin', 

And we won't mention our short shrunk- 
en frames, 

When we remember our favorite things. 

When the joints ache, 

When the hips break, 

When the eyes grow dim, 

Then I remember the great life I've had. 

And then I don't feel so bad.' 

(Ms. Andrews received a standing ova- 
tion from the crowd that lasted over four 
minutes . . . and repeated encores.)" 

Perhaps we should adopt this as the Old 
Guard Anthem. 

What wonderful responses I'm getting 



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from you guys! That's what makes this job so 
much fun; in fact, I'd do it for half the salary 
I'm getting for it now! I know there are 
many more classmates out there who are 
reading and enjoying these Class Notes at 
this very moment, but have not yet joined in 
our attempt to reconnect ... just to say 
"Hello, how are you doing? Here's what I've 
been up to." So if you see your name below, 
please contact me. I'm here for you, so 
please 'be there' for me for the fall issue of 
The Archon. And if any of you other guys 
know the whereabouts of these 'lost' class- 
mates, please let me know: Bill Brown, John 
Dowse, Carl Eveleigh, Bert French, Andy 
Leighton, Harry Lowell, Fred MacBurnie, 
Bob McGill, Charlie Morse, Ed Nichols, 
John Shannon, Archie Sheldon, Donald 
Walton, and John Webb. Many thanks. 



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Class of 1948 

Duncan H. McCallum 

4571 Cameron Circle 

Dexter, MI 48130 

134-426-9282 

dhmccallum@aol.com 

As the "new" Class secretary, I thank 
Bob Hill for the many years he did such a 
great job as secretary. Our class is especially 
grateful for his extra efforts at getting us 
together for reunions. Thank you, Bob. 

For myself, I can tell you I'm at the 
above address most of the time, but spend 
about four months during the winter in 
Sarasota, Florida and can be reached there at 
941-379-6965. Also, PLEASE CONTACT 
ME IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND OUR 
60TH REUNION IN 2008. 

Frank Du Grenier sent two interesting 
articles about the early history of the 
Academy. The following is from the 
Historical Society of Old Newbury: "Mr. 
William Dummer, who was born in 1677, 
was appointed Lieutenant-Governor in 
1716, and was Acting Chief Magistrate from 
1723 to 1729. He was upright and courte- 
ous, and enjoyed in a great degree the confi- 
dence of the people. He bequeathed his 
valuable estate and fine mansion near 
Newburyport for the endowment of 
Dummer Academy, which was the first 
incorporated in the Colony. Ever since its 
foundation in 1763, it has maintained and 
still maintains a very high rank, and has upon 



its rolls, as graduates, many of the prominent 
men of the country." In an article from the 
Newburyport News which Frank sent to 
me, reference was made to a Jeremiah 
Dummer who was the first native-born sil- 
versmith in America and the father of 
William Dummer, who donated the land for 
the school in 1763. The first Church of 
Salem was raising money this past year by 
selling some communion silver. One of the 
pieces to be sold was a beaker made by 
Jeremiah that was expected to sell for 
$150,000 to $250,000. Thanks to Frank for 
this fine historical data. I hope to get togeth- 
er with him sometime this winter in Florida. 

Bob Skeele plans to be in Sarasota part 
of the winter visiting some of his Amherst 
classmates. Bob is secretary for his Amherst 
Class of 1952. I look forward to seeing him 
while in Florida. Phil Gemmer writes: 
"Have kept in touch with Hill, Lindquist and 
Houston quite frequently. 60th Reunion 
should be a must for all of us. School is look- 
ing great. My three boys attended GDA." 
Ash Eames writes: "I've had some nice vis- 
its with GDA friends including a meal in 
Sarasota with Dune McCallum when we 
told stories about working together on the 
Whitney Farm in Byfield! Also, Mans Hall, 
Bob Skeele and Arch Decognets...I am 
interested in the 60th Reunion." 

A note from George Bender stated: 
"Not much new to report. Still going to 
auctions to add to the antique and art collec- 
tion. If much more comes in, I will have to 
move out to the shed. A card from Peter 
Wagner said: "Went fishing with John 
Morgan on Roche Harbor in the San Juan 
three years ago!! Sold my Dixon 44 sloop 
sailboat in Ft. Lauderdale last summer. Have 
26-ft. Osprey Cabin Cruiser in Port Ludlow, 
WA. for Dungeness crab fishing in Puget 
Sound. Moved into carriage house in 
Rapallo, Estero, Florida." 

Bill Richter writes: "I used to own two 
vinegar factories in Michigan (Scottsville 
and Monroe) I have driven near Dexter 
many times along 1-94. I'm retired now so 
the chance to stop by for a 'hello' has passed. 
Bill and I talked on the phone and we expect 
to see each other at the 60th Reunion. 
We've been notified of the recent passing of 
two members of the class of '48..." 

The following is an excerpt from Harry 
Beaudry's obituary provided to us by his 



wife, Nancy "Harry Richard Beaudry, Ph.D., 
was born Jan. 23, 1930, in Fort Worth. He 
graduated from Paschal High School and 
received degrees from Governor Dummer 
Academy and Rice, Boston and Duke 
Universities. As a lieutenant junior grade in 
the Navy, he served in the Korean War 
aboard the USS Hopewell. Harry was active 
in the Boy Scouts and theYMCA and was a 
longstanding member of First United 
Methodist Church. He retired as an English 
professor at the University of Texas at 
Arlington." 

Steven Kauffman '44, a friend of Pete 
Houston, sent the following letter: "Today I 
went to a memorial service for Pete 
Houston whom I first met when he was 
about four years behind me at GDA. He 
moved to Kingsmill here in Williamsburg a 
number of years ago with his wife Mannie. 
Pete and Mannie married after knowing 
each other six weeks. They were happy 
together for 41 years. Pete had a son, Bill, and 
daughter, Kate, who is a captain in the U.S. 
Air Force. Pete was a teacher at a number of 
private schools in New England and was 
well known as a storyteller there and here. 
Pete was a happy man, always smiling at the 
world; a man who had a finely honed sense 
of humor. Pete contributed to all the com- 
munities in which he lived. He was con- 
cerned about and courteous to all the people 
he met. He was small in stature, but huge in 
presence as a loving and caring man. He will 
be missed by all in Williamsburg with whom 
he came in contact. Requiem in pace, Pete." 



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Class of 1949 

Thomas R M Emery USN 

2600 Barracks Road Apt. 451 

Charlottesville, VA 22901 

434-977-8763 

tremery@earthlink. net 

Greetings from our new home. Gale 
and I are living in a retirement community 
in Charlottesville, VA - The Colonnades. 
The change takes adjusting to, but one must 
orient these phases of life! I must say, it is 
nice to travel and not have to worry about 
the roof leaking, the lawn, landscaping, and 
other mundane chores. Now we have more 
time for hobbies, travel, photographing and 
alike. 

Kim Page reports he stayed in Maine 



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Manson Hall '49 and his family 

for a snowy Christmas, but no luck. Now it 
is ice and sleet, which at least is white. 
Grandson graduates high school at top of his 
class and has been nominated to Naval 
Academy. One proud grandpa in Maine. 
(Author's note: That young man is going 
places!) Jake Brown talks golf - is it true. 
you and Arch are even getting too old tor 
nine? You know I'll pay for the cart. Call. 
Manson Hall writes: "About the only news 
I have is that all six of our children were able 
to join us for Christmas with their various 
spouses and ten grandchildren. I've enclosed 
a picture taken on our terrace overlooking 
Pleasant Bay. Our youngest daughter. 
Carolyn, who is an English teacher in a 
Seattle high school, is the last to be married 
this summer on Orcas Island, WA." John 
Veasey reports: "Today I took a bike ride 
down in Newburyport, MA along the 
Parker Raver at 1 p.m. The temperature was 
71 degrees. Normally we would be skiing in 
the White Mountains where the winds off 
Mount Washington could turn you into an 
ice ball. Without winter to talk about, my 
interest has turned to Mount Desert, Maine 
where I am having a new Morris 36' day 
sailor built. She should be ready in April 
2007. Hopefully, then I will have a little 
more to talk about. Bud Frame, the golf 
traveler, reports his adventures from Dubai. 
"Tom, these buildings are up with many 
more under way. Nothing too big, too 
expensive that Dubai won't build. As they 
'If it looks like gold in Dubai - it is!'" 



What a place — Switzerland of the Middle 
East and the finance center of the Middle 
East. Des Cognets should live there. Bud's 
golf foursome had dinner in the lofty restau- 
rant at Burj Al Arab. The platform to the left 
is a helicopter pad where they drop you off 
from the airport, also where Tiger Woods 
hits golf balls from, and where Federer and 
Agassi played tennis!" 



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Class of 1950 

Aim F. Flymi, Jr. 

1 {Catherine Road 

Rehoboth,MA 02769-1938 

(508) 252-6482 

multilearn@hotmail.com 

From Mo Dickerman: "How I cringe 
every time I see 'Governor's Academy" in the 
sports scores." Mai Robertson reports: 
"No earthshaking news, just a nice, full, 
happy life. Rite and I plan to attend the 
mini-reunion in "07." I talk with Tim 
Greene often and Dave Yesair occasionally. 
Tim provides news of his contacts, such as 
Don Bishop being more in ME now and 
less on Cape Cod, retired but busy. He was 
visited by George Tulloch and Dave Esty. 
Don plans to be with us on June 8th. Tim 
was at GDA for an event honoring Dan 
Morgan '67. Dave Yesair broke a hip in 
October, which set his rehab program back a 
bit. He's been busy writing a new constitu- 
tion and by-laws for the Sons and Daughters 



of the First Settlers of Newbury. The town 
began in 1635 with Byfield as an included 
parish. Dave repeated his invitation for us to 
meet at his house on Friday, June 8th. Don't 
miss such an opportunity. 

We are all saddened to learn of Hoppy 
Damon's passing last October in Maui. He 
was an active member of the class and will be 
missed, especially by Bob Cushman, who is 
"taking a 50th Anniversary 7 Cruise along 
Central America, through the Panama Canal 
and then to Maui for a month." Bob saw 
Hoppy on occasion in Maui. "He lived the 
good life like a native. He was unique in 
spending six years at GDA." Bob looks for- 
ward to June. Charlie Bowen called to say 
that having tried to reserve a room at the 
Garrison Inn in Newburyport for our June 
reunion, he found it to be sold out that 
weekend for a wedding. We now, thanks to 
Charlie, are all set at the Essex Street Inn 
nearby. Call them at 978-465-3148 to join 
our group. Charlie and Calvine will be 
cruising in March and April starting in 
Singapore, visiting several countries in SE 
Asia, then to India and concluding in Dubai. 
Charlie called Dave Hershey to alert him to 
the plan for June. I called George Tulloch. 
Both will be with us. 

I talked with Rick Greenwood. He 
and Jean have a reservation at the Essex 
Street Inn. Dick Patton's comments from 
CA: "After over 40 years of dodging the 
bullet on ski slopes. I crashed and burned 
while walking that dog at night last August. 
I broke my femur. I'll be 100 percent, but it 
takes eight months to heal. Planning a boat 
trip in April for 10 days with five others from 
the British Virgin Islands. I never expected 
to be able to write this note 57 years after 
GDA. The 'GA' does not cut it." Another 
CA report from Denny Engs whose moth- 
er passed away on Cape Cod at 101. It must 
be those good genes that allow Dr. Denny to 
keep going. He has completed three back- 
pack trips this year (life total is 371). He 
works with the local Sierra Club Group and 
the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust. 
In November, "I tlew to Hawaii, the Big 
Island and participated in a service project at 
the Hakalau Forest Preserve on the slope of 
Mauna Kea." From Tim Greene came news 
that the Alumni Singers will perform at the 
June 9th reunion. Representing the Class of 



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Kim and Ed Carter '52 

'50 will be amRhein, Greene and Yesair. 
"Anyone else who can sing and wants to join 
us is welcome. Be sure we know you are 
coming so appropriate food and drink will 
be ready 



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Class of 1951 

Ted Bar 10 ws III 

41 Ridge Road 

Bristol, RI 02809-1355 

(401) 254-1909 

tedbarrows@cox. net 

President for life, George McGregor, 

forwarded a newspaper article about the 
purchase by the Academy at a Sotheby's auc- 
tion of "The Governor Dummer 



Chippendale carved Mahogany Side Chair, 
Massachusetts, circa 1760." John Nye, Class 
of 1982, and owner of a well-known auction 
house in New Jersey, became aware of the 
sale and was authorized by Academy Board 
to bid up to $15,000 for the chair. 
Fortunately, that was the winning bid. 
Congratulations to Mr. Nye! George also 
wrote that Jack Ragle, now 85 and retired 
from Kimball Union, "is in great shape and 
walks three miles a day." Jack lives at 14 
High Street, Apt. #1, Lebanon, NH, 03766. 
By the time this issue of The Archon is 
received, Chuck and Barbara Hussey will 
have returned to his roots in Kittery, Maine. 
David Pope says, "We had a wonderful time 
in Turkey with son Douglas and his wife 
Carla, and Greece and the Islands and Egypt 




and Austria were wonderful as well. Going 
to Tahoe to ski for two weeks Feb. 1st and in 
April we are taking our youngest grandchild 
to China and Japan. She has learned to speak 
Chinese and will probably make a good 
guide!" 

An associate and I (Ted Barrows) start- 
ed a new venture several months ago, Bristol 
Bio Sciences, Inc. here in Bristol. We have 
developed a series of all-natural, silver-based, 
products to relieve various skin conditions, 
such as sorosis, acne, eczema, poison ivy, scalp 
problems, warts, burns, abrasions - you get 
the concept. The brand name is "Silverlief" 
and we hope to be in the marketplace by 
spring. A considerable number of people, 
including dermatologists, have tested the 
product with exceptional results. We have 
creams, soaps, shampoo, lib balm, etc. and 
even a dog shampoo! 



52 



Class or 1952 

Franklin E. Huntress. Jr. 

5 Independence Way Apt. C 

Marblehead, MA 01945-4659 

(781) 631-4785 

therevfehjr@comcast. net 



55th Class Reunion 



June 8, 9, 10, 2001 



Sherry and Don Rice '52 



I am sitting in Alumni Gym watching 
The Governor's Academy play Lawrence and 
the ghosts of a "once upon a time" era come 
into view! Sabu is with me, and the team 
plays with a style with which I am unfamil- 
iar - slam-bam-give and go — that features 
modern day basketball — but I can see all of 
you out there with Captain Rube Rice and 
those "underhanded" lay-ups, his trademarks 
to please Buster. Another ghost who has 
recently surfaced to my delight is John 
Sellstrom who recently stopped to see 
Robin Goodenough in California. John 
and family live in Jamestown, New York, the 
place one of my "infamous" stamp compa- 
nies. So I think about a return to The 
Governor's Academy in June. My letter is 
coming to you soon to make note of the 
dates! June 8,9,10th. We need your memo- 
ries - and presence! Oh, Oh, we are in trou- 
ble - they just put Sabu into the game and 



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he has drawn three fouls in a minute!!! Now 
on to the class notes. 

It was nice to have a phone call from 
Jerry Brown in New York who wanted to 
have his telephone number updated. I pres- 
sured him into coming to our '55 class 
reunion and to be prepared to render for us 
all as he did 55 years ago at graduation in 
Lang Gym - Grey's Piano Concert in A flat. 
We all hope that you have NOT lost your 
touch at this milestone with your piano 
finesse! A note from Steve Shohet: "Sorry, 
Frank, we will be in our little home in 
Normandy, France." We shall talk about you, 
Steve, to be sure, but we shall miss you for 
old times. Barry Gately is still resisting the 
new name but loves coming to the games 
and visiting with students. Ed Carter says, 
"Great to see you this past summer — let's do 
it again in '07." 

Robin Goodenough says, "I'm not 
certain the name change to GDA is too cat- 
aclysmic but it's human nature to resist 
change. I had a lovely visit with John 
Sellstrom and his wife Carol about eight 
months ago in California in my California 
home. Kept our VA home. Hopefully 
Sellstrom will go to the 55th." Jake 
Bowden says, "Still hunting the elusive clay 
pigeon — trap and sporting. Still stalking the 
secretive native Brookey. Still teaching ski 
adaptive (disabled) and training the new vol- 
unteer instructors. This is last year as a ski 
pro. The line between respected elder and 
old fool scared the hell out of me. The 
mountains are kind — don't care how long it 
takes to get to the top. TookVP golf. I guess 
so I'll have something with four wheels to 
drive when they pull my license. Antics and 
accomplishments of grandkids continue to 
amuse and amaze." 

Howard Quimby says, "I have just 
given birth to a wonderful new kidney 
stone. Getting older just gets better every 
day." Jack Lucas says, "Thanks for the invi- 
tation to our 55th Reunion. I will not be 
able to make it as I will be getting ready to 
go to Hungary where I will be spending two 
weeks biking through the countryside. I 
have done this the last three years: biking 
through Austria, Germany and France. It 

id be a great way to see the country if I 
could ever look up from watching the road 




Grandchildren of George Needham '56, from left to right: Anna Thorndike, Maddie 
Needham, Camilla Fritzinger, Russel Thorndike, Jamie Thorndike, Ted Fritzinger 



1 feet in front of me. Thanks for all your 
work as class representative. A thankless job." 
Noble Smith says, "I guess I should attend 
at least one reunion so I can be there for the 
Governor's Feast on June 8 and 9." 

From Barbara Sawyer for Skip: 
"There is nowhere Skip would rather be on 
June 8,9,10 but unfortunately he is unable to 
make the trip. His walking is extremely 
slow, an inch or so at a time and his speech 
is difficult to understand. He is now at nurs- 
ing level care at Sedgewood Commons, 
Route 1, Falmouth, ME, a specialty nursing 
home for Alzheimer's and dementia, which is 
what Skip has from oxygen deprivation 
when he had cardiac arrest on 3/9/05. His 
short term memory is very bad, long term 
memory slightly better. It has been a heart- 
breaking road and I can only pray for peace 
for him in his mind." 

Walt Lawson writes: "I've been mean- 
ing to write you for a while to let you know 
that I will not be at our 55th Reunion in 
June. It turns out that during the week of 
June 3rd Joan and I will be traveling to 
Minneapolis to celebrate our granddaughter 
Rachel's graduation from high school. I 
hope that all is well with you and your fam- 
ily. Joan and I are doing fine although it 
seems that with each passing year we have to 
take another pill to keep everything work- 
ing. Actually, Rachel's graduation will not be 
our only graduation this spring. In May our 



granddaughter Bristol will graduate from 
James Madison University. In the fall she'll 
be our second grandchild to go on to med- 
ical school as she heads for the University of 
Virginia. With these grandchildren working 
towards their MDs, Joan and I figure that 
we'll be able to get a lot of good medical 
advice as the years go on. I hope that the 
reunion will be a success. Please give every- 
one my best wishes. Perhaps I'll make the 
60th and see them then. Meanwhile, I know 
where you live and if I'm in your neighbor- 
hood I'll give you a call and maybe we can 
have dinner and discuss old times." 



1953 



Class or 1953 
Need Secretary 

Donald Tracy reports: "This has been 
a wonderful year with visits of family and 
friends from far and near. One of the most 
pleasant experiences was a warm day of salt 
water kayaking, packing a lunch to enjoy on 
a small island near Camden, Maine. I find I 
can paddle five miles easier than walk the 
same distance. The kayaks are stored for 
winter and now it's time to ready my office 
and tax software for another season. Last 
year I prepared a total of 332 business and 
personal taxes. I am finding it tougher to 
endure, so I have sold a part of my business 
to another tax preparer. Knowing I have 
room now for more clients, I have already 



40 TheArchon •■ Spring 2007 




Louise and John Gardner '56 

accepted four more these past two weeks. I 
still have to learn to say 'NO'. In late spring 
my wife Linda and I plan another trip to 
Italy to visit family. We're hoping to visit 'the 
heel of the boot' this time to enjoy the 
Adriatic Sea. So while the Maine 
Nor'easters howl, we'll be thinking and 
planning for those warm Mediterranean and 
Adriatic waters and sand." 

Windy Gale reports: "We are now 
renting a condo to see if Nancy and I like 
running into each other. So far, so good. 
Great water view, near everything and no 
more yard work, etc. Now if we can just get 
rid of the stuff in two storage rentals, some- 
day." Don Bullock says, "Marianne and I 
are still enjoying retirement in Plymouth, 
MA and doing a lot of volunteering for local 
organizations. Finally sold the boat — been 
there, done that! Looking forward to a 
spring trip to Costa Rica for some bird- 
watching and warmth. I am still slowly get- 
ting used to the new school name — I guess!? 
My best to all friends." 



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Class of 1954 

Needs Secretary 

Stuart Miller reports: "Still running 
business. One new grandchild (first boy). 
Still catching tuna - tarpon and striped bass 
all with my son's help. Not a week goes by 
I don't think of fine friends I made at GDA. 
Dick Michelson says, "Skiing in British 
Colombia, Iowa, Utah, Colorado, California 
and Washington occupied me the first quar- 
ter of the year. My next mission involved 



rebuilding a 'Katrina' house in Bay St. 
Louis, Alabama for a couple of weeks. 
My daughter Karyn is in the recovery 
mode from breast cancer, chemo and 
surgery. Judy and I head for a month in 
southern Africa in November. The 
'ring' of The Governor's Academy 
sounds well. Tyke Needham says, "My 
son Allen Needham II is serving his sec- 
ond USMC hitch in Iraq and 
Afghanistan and I'm so proud!! I am so 
proud of my daughters, Jessica and 
Sarah, who are producing my first 
grandchildren, one three years old, one 
two years old, one due in April '07." 



55 



Class of 1955 

George O. Gardner III 

10 Winnatuxett Beach Road 

Mattapoisett, MA 02739 

508-758-6274 

gog4@tiac.net 

Dave Brainerd reports he has found 
Florida too crowded and has moved back to 
Cape Cod. 

Regards from your class secretary. 



""W <~°'' 



56 



Class of 1956 
fames Dean, III 
P.O. Box 186 

South Berwick, ME 03908-0186 

(207) 384-9184 

diannedean@aol.com 

Arthur Balser called to say that the 
recent Danvers Chemical explosion left him 
shaky but luckily unscathed. John Gardner 
writes that he is giving up marathon running 
due to a bad back but he has run 43 of them. 
Yek! He and wife, Louise, winter in Florida 
next to their children and grandchildren and 
pass the rest of the year in California. 
Gordon Martin, without open complaining 
and fanfare, heroically tolerates numerous 
ailments. He recently suffered severe and 
painful nerve damage in his elbow which 
could be lasting. Tony Miller mentioned 
that he and Susan thoroughly enjoyed the 
50th Class Reunion at GDA. He remarked 
that his classmates looked so young in the 
reunion photographs. He is challenging the 
class to another great British (Miller) 
Reunion. He had Christmas with family 



and then off to Thailand. George 
Needham tells me that his precious grand- 
children are helping him enjoy happy years 
of retirement. As for me and the Jim Dean 
family, our travel and sports are "on hold" 
until my wife's hip has healed sufficiently. 
Children returned from homes in Denver 
and Seattle to celebrate Christmas with us. 



57 



Class of 1957 

Lyman A. Cousens, III 

4 Goodhue Road 

Boscawen, NH 03303-2500 

(603) 796-6446 

lymancousens@comcast.net 



50th Class Reunion 



June 8, 9, 10, 2001 



In addition to our longstanding claim of 
being GDA's Brightest Class, (patent pend- 
ing), the Class of '57 will have the distinction 
of being the only class, forever and ever, to 
hold its 50th Reunion on the first anniver- 
sary of the school's name change. I am not 
certain that the distinction has any signifi- 
cance whatsoever, but we don't have much 
going for us otherwise. And it can pass as a 
valid reason for the Class of '57 to gather in 
June in So. Byfield and celebrate, commiser- 
ate or reflect on the birth of rock 'n roll. I 
choose celebrate! Well, maybe a toast to Woo 
Woo Ginsberg! Now on to the task at 
hand... John Wichers has moved (or sailed) 
from England to Scotland for several reasons, 
among them the preponderance of sheep in 
the land of Donald Ross. Makes me wonder, 
who was his roommate? He's going to try 
and get to Reunion if he can sail up the 
New Meadows River. Gene and Terry 
Bouley will be there, after hiking the Grand 
Canyon in May. I expect Gene will start an 
attack in the alumni lacrosse game. Thanks, 
Gene, for the Christmas message. We are 
proud of all you are accomplishing in "retire- 
ment." Nice note from Geoff Fitts and his 
wife Sandy, true "snowbirds" (Sarasota and 
Wolfeboro). Looking forward to getting in 
18 with Geoff and others at the New 
Meadows C.C. Pete Cadigan (Class of '57 
President-For-Life) expects to be at the 
50th, all the way from The Land of the 
Duck, Eugene, Oregon. Note: I have two 



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sons-in-law, one a Duck and the other a 
Beaver! Great to hear from Charlie Reed, 
Esq., who also plans to attend in June. 
Practicing law in Fall River, married to 
Kathryn for 40 wonderful years, and in the 
would-you-ever-have-guessed-it category, 
Charlie races standard bred horses. Good for 
you, Charlie!! Gale French, renowned speed- 
ster, may have lost a step (or 10), but he has 
become an accomplished fisherman, having 
depleted the Pacific Ocean of several 
species... 

Hope to see you guys on South Byfield 
June 8-10. WE WILL CELEBRATE! 



1958 



Class of 1958 
Ralph E.ArdiffJr. 

238 Conant Street 

Danvers, MA 01923-2528 

(978) 774-3336 

rardiff@ardiffblake. com 

The Class of 1958 is just one year away 
from its 50th Reunion. Most of us are 
thinking about retirement, if we have not 
already done so, and we are probably all 
receiving Medicare benefits, as well as Social 
Security. What a great country! 

With more free time and all that 
Social Security money, our perennial 
reunion chairman, Harvey "Gump" 
Hayden, expects a huge turnout in Byfield 
in 2008. Fred Sayles reported that he 
recently married his long-time lady friend, 
Joanne, who decided after 15 years that Fred 
was a "keeper." Fred was a terrific athlete, 
both at GDA and Amherst, and it finally 
caught up with him as he recently acquired 
a brand new knee. His daughter, Jen, pre- 
sented him with a granddaughter in 2005. 
Jen specializes in the delivery of healthcare 
to AIDS patients and traveled to South 
Africa recently as part of a collaborative pro- 
gram between UCLA and hospitals in South 
Africa. Fred also has a son, Aaron, who 
works in the field of banking and financial 
planning. 

Paul Clark recently retired from the 
medical profession after 31 years of specializ- 
ing in dialysis care. He is now enjoying his 
four grandsons and has time to resume his 
flat picking. Max Brace has offered to give 
advice regarding my golf game, but dis- 
ci thai he plays only once per year; so 1 

42 TheArchon *• Spring 2007 



think that I will look to Newt Lamson or 
Toto Hunt for my golfing tips. Max recent- 
ly bought a second home in St. Augustine, 
Florida and has become very involved in 
genealogy. Nuff Withington reported that 
nothing changes in his life. Same wife, same 
five kids, same 13 grandchildren, same four 
horses and same three cows. I had trouble 
reading Nuff's notes because I believe he 
used invisible ink, but I think that I got it 
correct. Chick Carroll reports that he is 
residing in Topsham, Maine in a post and 
beam house that he built himself. Chick still 
stays very active with his hiking, kayaking, 
cutting firewood, and construction projects. 
Chick plans to spend the winter camping on 
an island in Florida and recently purchased a 
good-sized piece of land in northern Maine 
where he hopes to build a small camp for the 
family. He also spends considerable time 
volunteering for several causes, including the 
protecting of the Androscoggin River. 

Peter Smith is still working for the Los 
Alamos National Laboratory doing comput- 
ed tomography development (whatever that 
is). He plans to retire to his new home in 
New Mexico. His wife, Betty, continues to 
write plays and screenplays. Ken and Roz 
Weene moved to Arizona about five years 
ago. Ken does some pastoral counseling and 
tries to assist the San Carlos Apache in their 
bid to shed the economic conditions of a 
third- wo rid nation. He indulges himself in 
the arts and does some writing, although he 
is still looking for an agent/publisher for his 
novels. Roz, in addition to her art work, has 
recently taken up the craft of creating jewel- 
ry- 

Even though Richard Morse is retired 
from active ministry and medical practice in 
Kenya, he is spending his retirement years in 
Florida continuing to teach and support sev- 
eral ministries with which he was affiliated 
during his African ministries. His daughter, 
Joy, and his son, Rick, are also in the medical 
profession and have served some time pro- 
viding medical and spiritual guidance in 
African missions. Jim Main continues his 
Skal activities and attended a Skal World 
Congress in Thailand recently. There is still 
considerable travel for both Jim and 
Claudette. 

Based on the reports received from 
classmates, there will be plenty of things to 



talk about when we get together in Byfield 
in 2008. 



1959 



Class of 1959 

Mirick Friend 

P.O. 540 

Mirror Lake, NH 03853-0540 

(603) 569-3212 

friendm@adelphia.net 

After missing an issue, the class notes are 
back in print. Howard "Ducky" Medwed 

writes that he is doing "what I always have 
done, namely practice law at a 130-lawyer 
firm (tax and estate planning, which means 
schemes to let people do what they want to 
do at the least cost in tax and convenience), 
but I want to add that my wife Mameve has 
just published her fourth novel How 
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life. It 
got a rave review in the Boston Sunday 
Globe two weeks ago." 

Ted Bliss has just completed a refresh- 
er course to moderate elections. He often 
serves as moderator for Essex, CT. He also is 
chair of the Trustees at The First 
Congregational in Essex. Ginny and he have 
a daughter, Karen and family in Avon, CT 
and a daughter, Rebecca and family in 
Leesburg,VA. Two grandsons (four and five 
years old) provide them with lots of exercise. 
Steve Volpone writes: "Retirement may not 
be for everybody, but I'm not one of them. 
Between my duties as a town selectman in 
Hampton Falls, membership on other town 
boards, gardening, reading and of course my 
real addiction - the New York Times 
Crossword puzzle - I manage to keep pret- 
ty busy. Add to that a stepson approaching 
14 years old and six feet tall who loves 
sports, there are not too many dull moments. 
My wife Elizabeth and I manage to get a 
beach walk in just about every day, weather 
permitting. I am already looking forward to 
our next reunion when we can catch up on 
each other's recent endeavors and, perhaps, 
even reminisce some about of those GDA 
years. Fred Huntress emailed me since he 
knew I would not be able to read his writ- 
ing. "We have been waiting for snow but the 
Snow God is not being kind so far. We are 
retired now for eight years, after 35 years of 
teaching and coaching at Lynnfield, and are 
living in Meredith (NH) and loving it. Our 



extended family includes six grandchildren 
and they range in ages from 16 to 2 and it is 
great chaos when they arrive up here... with 
the lab! We keep busy in winter with skiing 
and I am a cross-country ski instructor at 
Gunstock, but am unemployed at this writ- 
ing - not fun. In the summer months, it's 
golf, water time and we work p/t at a friend's 
campground to keep ourselves busy. We trav- 
el south sometimes when 'mud season' 
arrives to find some warm sun and get ready 
for spring. I had a great time at our last 
reunion and we had a decent turnout. Seeing 
Charlie Langmaid after all these years was 
great fun and the talking and walking with 
many classmates made the day. I keep on 
telling Fergie that he should retire and enjoy 
all that 'loot' he has accumulated over the 
years. Maybe if he wasn't working those 
long hours he could get that body of his in 
shape so he could keep up with me! It's still 
upsetting to me that GDA went through 
with the name change and I did voice my 
thoughts to the Board concerning the issue. 
I wish good health and happy times to all my 
classmates; hope we will get together in the 
near future." Peter Sherin gives us the sad 
news that Doug Miller passed away recent- 
ly at the age of 78. He had been suffering 
from Alzheimer's. Any classmate that had a 
relationship with him may want to contact 
his wife Meg (a lovely, caring woman), who 
can be reached at their Elm Street address up 
the road from the school (the GDA switch- 
board should be able to provide phone, 
email, and mailing info). A donation can be 
made in his name to the library As for 
myself, I will miss his 'wonderful sense of 
humor and the friendship that developed 
when I was on campus and grew over the 
years." 

Jim Foley checks in from the North 
Country, Albion, Maine. In October he was 
appointed a Trustee of the Albion Library. 
"In such a small town as this it's amazing that 
every day most of the people you see you 
know. Back in the city I could go weeks 
before seeing a familiar face. Life the way it 
should be! People here are more concerned 
with the back roads being repaired or when 
we are going to get the new fire truck than 
anything else, except taxes. Brian Marsh has 
three children but no grandchildren as of 
yet. He chairs a listed company and a grant- 
making trust. He was recently appointed by 
Her Majesty the Queen an Officer of the 



Most-Excelled-Order of the British Empire 
(OBE). Congratulations. I wonder what the 
equivalent is here in the USA. Walter 
Cannon faithfully checks in with the fact 
that he has now retired from the Palo Alto 
Clinic only to go full time at Stanford as a 
thoracic surgeon and co-director of the OR 
overseeing some 700 anesthesiologists and 
surgeons. My sanity has been questioned." 
Walter, look up retirement in the dictionary! 
He and his wife now have seven grandkids 
scattered all over the world. Their youngest, 
Don, is a fighter pilot and is in Iraq as a for- 
ward air controller. Walter is still flying air- 
planes and gliders. He was near the middle of 
the group at the National Championships 
last summer. He is presently restoring a 55- 
foot wingspan vintage glider. His wife Irene 
gets better with age. Finally, David Latham 
says he had to tell Uncle Sam to stop send- 
ing him checks. He was retired but got a call 
from a headhunter who found his back- 
ground on the INTERNET. He is now 
working full time for a local company who 
needed a consultant for a major ERP proj- 
ect. He will work for a couple of years more 
until his wife Brenda retires and then he'll 
start getting those checks from the Uncle 
again. David needs to talk to Walter. 

Start thinking about June 2009, our 
50th. We are going to have fun. 




Norm Kalat '60 with newest member of 
the family, Nathaniel Kalat 



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Class of 1960 

John C. Elwell 

266 High Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950-3838 

(978) 462-8749 

johnelwell@verizon.net 



The news this time is scarce to say the 
least. All my classmates must be traveling or 
hibernating for the winter. 

I know that Jim Deveney and his wife 
Sharon are in Florida enjoying the warmth 
and most probably some golf. 

I did hear from Hugh Dietz who 

shared his new address: Box 604, 29619 
Fuller Bay Road, Cape Vincent, New York 
13618. Hugh spends winter in Borrego 
Springs, California. He spends part of his 
time working at Home Depot in both states. 
(I spend a lot of time at Home Depot also, 
but on the other side of the counter!) Hugh 
states that he and Ginger have been married 
for 33 years and are still having a good time 
and are especially enjoying grandparent sta- 
tus for the first time. They have a son in 
Brooklyn and one in San Francisco. Well, 
now we have several other places to visit 
when the Class of '60 goes on the road. 

That is all the news the postman 
brought me this time. I did receive a call a 
month or so ago from Greg Meyers because 
he had not received his Archon. Also, Greg 
has sent me a picture of their new Meyers 
Mansion and wanted to know if it could be 
put in the Class notes. I told him to send one 
to GDA to see if they could put it in. I have 
the picture here, so if you are in the neigh- 
borhood please feel free to drop by to see it. 
The porch light is still on at 266 High Street 
for all of you. Still don't have a GDA flag yet. 
Anyone out there have one? 



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Class of 1961 

Thomas M. Mercer 

5311 Edlen Drive 

Dallas, TX 75220-2101 

214 987-3090 

tmercer@cerescap. net 

J. Stephen Sawyer 

202 South Fileys Road 

Dillsburg, PA 17019 

717-432-2860 

Lnvrasaw@comcast. net 

Peter Boynton had a lot of news and 
had recently gotten together with Tony 
Garland. He writes as follows: "Over the 
past year or so, losing four family members I 
was close to has been tough. As reported in 
the Archon, my older brother George (GDA 



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Frank Bond '62 who was recently elected 
president of The International Association 
of Falconry. 

'56) died in Dec. 2005, followed by the 
widow of another brother (April), my 
father-in-law (Sept.), and a dear cousin (Dec. 
31). It's also brought home that our class is 
moving quickly toward the beginning and 
shorter part of the alumni news list. 
Meanwhile, my six grandkids are expected 
to become seven in June, and are all hoping 
for a boy to help redress the current 5:1 girls 
to boys ratio. 'Vacation' this past year were 
mostly trips to Massillon, OH, to help my 
in-laws move from their home of 30 years 
and care for my father-in-law in his last 
months, although we did manage to spend a 
few days in July near Bethany Beach, Del. I 
had to miss the DC area alumni gathering 
last fall and hadn't seen any classmates for 
ages until yesterday, when Tony Garland 
and I got together briefly. Tony and wife Noi 
— who can cook the most incredible Thai 
and Chinese food - live in Washington, 
where he practices medicine with a clinic 
serving the poor and homeless. Their son 
Joe (Harvard '00) recently graduated from 
Harvard Medical School and will be intern- 
ing at Mass General, while daughter Nancy 
(Harvard '03) is studying public policy at the 
University of Washington." 

Dave Graff writes that he and Maritza 
moved to southeast Florida in 2002, but that 
does not mean he retired. Most of his busi- 
ness is still in the New York City area, and he 
either telecommut.es or flies back for several 



days at a time. Their correct address is: 
12580 NW 76th St, Parkland, Florida 
33076-4224. Dick Snowdon's oldest son ' 
Andrew recently left government to return 
to private practice. Dick's daughter Ashley 
will be getting married in June. Phil 
Teuscher still travels the world a good bit: 
last February he was in Tierra de Fuego for 
a couple of weeks and also danced Tango in 
Buenos Aires. He works on both ballroom 
and Latin dancing a couple of times a week. 
Also he rode in the Dordogne region of 
France last autumn. Phil bought a 1890s 
steam launch RUM HOUND about 30 feet 
long. It runs and was restored beautifully, 
and Phil opines that Humphrey Bogart 
would have swapped it for the African 
Queen. 

As for the Sawyers, Laura and I have 
completed all of our home construction 
projects with the addition of a room to con- 
tain a counter-current exercise pool and 
anticipate no more. We were up in the 
Boothbay region of Maine last summer to 
attend a memorial service for my mother, 
who passed away last year at age 93. Our 
daughter, Julie, and her oldest girl, Sarah, 
"were also in New England; Sarah took a tour 
of The Governor's campus and interviewed 
as a possible candidate for admission in the 
fall. Woody Ives says: "Crestfallen that my 
suggested name, 'Governor Dah,' was not 
selected." 

I want to add that all responses I 
received expressed surprise and regret about 
the death of Tim Hill. I'm sure all the class 
joins with us in extending our sincere sym- 
pathies to the members of Tim's family. 



I96: 



Class of 1962 

Thomas S. Tobey 

59 West Portola Avenue 

Los Altos, CA 94022-1209 

(650) 941-5060 

ttobey@mac.com 



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Tom Tobey 's '62 daughter Kristen and 
husband Ben Saenz 




45th Class Reunion 

June 8, 9, 10, 2007 



Tom Tobey s '62 daughter Rachel and hus- 
band Will Nottingham III 

The news is now out that we are gear- 
ing up for the 45th. I spoke with Peter 
Butler recently who is leading our effort to 
build support for our contribution to the 
Annual Fund. Hopefully we can maintain 
our high standard set with the great showing 
at the 40th with close to a 90 percent repre- 
sentation by having the top giving percent- 
age our reunion year. My phone rang 
tonight and it was Mark Johnson. Mark was 
excited to report that he was hanging up his 
career spikes and headed for some long 
planned travels. He and his wife, Patty, who 
have been to some of the reunion functions 
in the San Francisco area over the years as 
well as to the 40th, are also looking forward 
to the gathering in June. This is a small hint 
that wives are certainly welcome. I came 
home today to see an email from the infa- 
mous, Peter B. Machinist and his bride, 
Alice, who are making plans to squeeze the 
reunion into their plans in mid-June. Peter, 
as you can imagine, is as busy as ever. His pri- 
mary interest is in ancient Near Eastern cul- 
tural, intellectual, and social history, focusing 
particularly on ancient Israel and 



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George Randall '62 finds his GDA jersey 
"fun to have" and "also practical for stay- 
ing warm during chilly weather." 

Mesopotamia. Presently, he is working on a 
commentary on the prophetic book of 
Nahum. Professor Machinist is currently 
serving as NELC's Director of 
Undergraduate Studies. 

Frank Bond has just returned from 
chairing his first meeting as the President of 
the International Association of Falconry 
which was held in Nebraska. I am including 
a picture of Frank with one of his birds, a 
beautiful gyr falcon in its winter plumage. I 
also learned a little about Frank's newest 
hobby training and running salukis, a lean 
greyhound-like dog which has been bred for 
hunting. The Saluki, once the royal dog of 
Egypt, is perhaps the oldest known breed of 
domesticated dog. They are identified by 
some historians as "a distinct breed and type 
as long ago as 329 B.C. when Alexander the 
Great invaded India." Having tremendous 
speed, the Saluki was used by Arabs princi- 
pally in bringing down the gazelle. In 
England, the dog was used largely on hares. 
Regular coursing meets are held with judg- 
ing based on ability to turn quickly and 
overtake the hare in the best possible time. 
The Saluki hunts largely by sight although 
he has a fair nose. Ham Agnew reports 
"that on the lighter side of life, we just got 
back from a week in Aruba. I did three deep 
sea dives and saw some interesting, though 
rusted, relics of WWII ships and planes on 
the bottom. The best part was that my 
phone didn't work there! And don't tell any- 
body, but I actually drank rum in the pool in 
the morning! Actually two mornings!!! 45 
years ago was 1962? I didn't expect to live 
this long!" Mac Donaldson is still hanging 
out at the boatyard in or near Beverly where 
he manages day-to-day activities there. As I 
have reported before Steve Kasnet runs into 
Mac at the same boatyard. Steve is apparent- 



ly finding more time for his nautical pursuits 
as he leans more toward retirement. 
Charley Pyne and his wife, Betsy, are still 
splitting their time between their home on 
Block Island and home in Norfolk, Mass. 
Bob MacLaughlin busies himself with his 
love of paddling, hiking in the Maine woods 
and finding ways of keeping fit when the 
wind howls outside at this time of year. 

I, Tom Tobey, would rather not spoil 
all the surprises of seeing one another at 
reunion so I will leave it there until June. The 
campus is alive with many building projects 
and improvements. Come back and see for 
yourselves. The spirit of GDA still "lingers, 
youth and you and I" in Byfield. In case you 
don't remember (how could you ever for- 
get?) the senior song as we walked around 
the Milestone. If you can't make it for the 
full weekend, at least come on Saturday for 
the day and dinner. Until then, all the best to 
you all. 



63 



Class of 1963 
Needs Secretary 



Jeff DeVeber reports: "After 40 years, 
three months and 20 days, I retired from 
Raytheon Company on September 30, 
2006! Robert Mann says, "Selling real 
estate in Ft. Lauderdale while Bob 
Fullerton is retired and living on the beach. 
Raising a 14-year-old while all my friends 
have grandchildren!" 



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Class of 1964 

Peter C. Thomas 

600 Warren Road Apt. 3-2F 

Ithaca, NY 14850 

607-257-2370 

pct2@cornell.edu 

Rocke Robertson wrote in September 
that he and Barbara moved to British 
Columbia in July 2005. "After a year, we 
think our decision was a good one, despite 
some misgivings initially about the wisdom 
of moving house and teenage children after 
18 years in one place. We were in Central 
Ontario, only one hour from Toronto, and 
dissatisfied with a number of things includ- 
ing increasing congestion, air pollution and 
lack of good hiking and skiing. All of this has 
been changed by our move to the interior of 



BC, about 3.5 hours north of Spokane, 
Washington. The town of Cranbrook 
(25,000) provides me with employment as 
laboratory director at the nearby regional 
hospital and is large enough to have a com- 
munity college, active cultural community 
and basic amenities like shopping etc. On the 
other hand, it is small enough that there is no 
traffic to speak of and we are able to live in 
peace and quiet only eight minutes from 
town. We have a lovely view of the moun- 
tains, and there are endless places to hike, 
great skiing (downhill, cross country and 
back country aka alpine touring), and nice 
people. On the downside (sort of), our chil- 
dren are not thrilled. The 21 -year-old has 
flown back to Ontario where he is trying to 
become a professional firefighter. Our 15- 
year-old daughter is doing her best to sur- 
vive socially and complains a lot about losing 
all of her old friends. We are confident that 
she will be fine. We do miss our friends, but 
some have come to visit and we will go back 
east for the same reason. We think that this 
may well be our last move since both 
Barbara and I are very happy with our home 
(very low maintenance) and the environ- 
ment here. We think we can grow old(er) 
and die here. Our message to the world is: 
this is a terrible place; stay away. Friends 
accepted, of course. My days are consumed 
with work, family and exercise. I did my first 
triathlon this year and hope to do a half- 
ironman next year. After years of running I 
have discovered swimming and road biking, 
so the tri thing works well. If only I could 
stop working and just play. That will come 
soon enough. See you in 2009, or 2014, if 
we're not all reduced to dust by then." 

Lou Higgins says, "I am busy working 
on a novel, and at about page 650, am about 
halfway there. The writing, she goes slow 
sometimes, especially when it's 25 below 
zero, as it is tonight. My best to all our class- 
mates." Dick Tuxbury writes: "Just a short 
note telling you my wife Joanne and I have 
retired and moved to 4 Stokesia Ct., 
Homosass, FL. Am playing a lot of golf and 
would be thrilled to hear from my former 
classmates." 



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1965 



Class of 1965 

Kenneth A. Linbero 

677 5 A Pasado Road 

Ma Vista, CA 93117-4907 

(805) 685-1868 

linberg@lifesci. ucsb. edu 

Greetings to all Classmates. In my last 
letter to you soliciting your news. I men- 
tioned my turning 60 and my having to 
move for the first time in 30 years! One 
annoying by-product of that move was that 
my home website has been down for weeks 
and I apologize to any of you who tried to 
submit your news and couldn't get through! 
I appreciate Eric Shepard's persistence and 
was delighted to hear his news: "This has 
been an incredible year. I too have had a zero 
birthday. God has blessed our church with 
growth, enthusiasm, and love. Diane and I 
now share five grandchildren with one on 
the way. I am officially a senior in seminary. 
61 credit hours down, 35 to go! I am prepar- 
ing my paperwork for commissioning in the 
United Methodist church, and with God's 
help should be commissioned in June, 2008." 
I hope it all goes smoothly for you Eric! I 
was also pleased to receive notification ot 
Henry Horenstein's current West Coast 
photographic installation, ''Humans & Other 
Creatures," at the Farmani Gallery in Los 
Angeles across the month of February. 
Congratulations. Henry! 



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Class of 1966 

James T. Connolly, Jr. 

P.O. Box 332 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

978-465-3331 

jc.connolly@verizon.net 

Last summer, we moved our law office 
to 51 Green Street, Newburyport. In addi- 
tion to more space, we have the benefit of a 
working fireplace, which is being used today 
as I write these notes. While many of us are 
dealing with temperatures in the teens, 
George Tower is spending time windsurfing 
and sailing on his Catamaran in San Diego, 
where he manages rental properties and 
waits for the San Diego Chargers to make it 



to the Super Bowl. Our oldest daughter, 
Cristina, will be graduating from 
Middlebury this spring, and she already has a 
job. I was feeling quite relieved until I spoke 
to Scott Emerson, who already has a 
daughter out of college in the workforce. 
Scott cautions me that with daughters, you 
are never off the hook. Scott is living in 
Westport and works for New Alliance Bank. 
In addition to his daughter, Scott has twin 
sons, one at Sacred Heart in Connecticut 
and another who is a three-year starter for 
the University of Indiana football team. I 
gather he is tall like Scott but weighs in at 
around 280 pounds. 

Jack Trickey writes that he sees 
Winston Burt '67 every three weeks as part 
of a men's breakfast club and that he makes a 
mean ffittata. Jack is living in Pelham and 
working at Sunny Delight as a technical rep- 
resentative communicating with bottling 
companies. His oldest daughter, Samantha, 
is graduating from college and planning an 
August wedding. His son Jacob is complet- 
ing his junior year at Rollins College, where 
he is pursuing a double major in Biology and 
the Classics and enjoying Latin. His 
youngest son, Nate, is attending Amherst 
High School. A student of obvious taste and 
discernment, he is looking at colleges in 
Colorado. Finally, Charlie Estes has grown 
daughters and a 13-vear-old son, who 
attends the Sidwell Friends School in 
Washington. Charlie works in Washington 
consulting with businesses on developing 
strategies to deal with legislative issues con- 
cerning chmatic change and energy legisla- 
tion. Charlie is also running a natural gas 
company which extracts methane gas from 
deep coal mines, and he is developing 
processes to liquefy it for commercial use. In 
his spare time, Charlie and his wife kayak on 
the Potomac, sometimes in an inverted posi- 
tion. Charlie promises to send pictures for 
the next issue of The Archon. 

For the rest of you, please bear in mind 
that The Archon will print photographs. So, 
enjoy the spring, and if you create any inter- 
esting photographs, send them along. 



7207 Denton Road 

Bethesda, MD 20814-2335 

(301) 951-9643 

ben_beach @tws. org 



40th Class Reunion 



1967 



Class of 1967 
Bennett 11. Beach 



June 8, 9, 10, 2001 



The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum 
in Hatteras, N.C., the brainchild of Joe 
Schwarzer, has had about 160,000 visitors 
so far. He and Melanie, now married for 37 
years, work side by side and continue to raise 
funds to complete the facility. New exhibits 
include one on the enigma of Germany's U- 
85. Son Franklin, a lawyer in Newton, spent 
a winter at The Hague prosecuting war 
criminals, while William, a UNC student, 
recently saw his book, Tire Lion Killers, go 
into a second printing. Anthony Gerard is 
a director, president, and chief operating offi- 
cer of Azimuth Trust Holdings, LLC, an 
SEC-registered investment advisor manag- 
ing an institutional-quality fund of hedge 
funds. He also is a director of the Nutrition 
for Wellness Foundation. Anthony is splitting 
his time between New York City and East 
Hampton but makes sure to spend enough 
hours on the tennis court and on his yoga 
mat, which he's bringing to the reunion. 
With spring's arrival, Ross Magrane has 
resumed his weekend escapes to the 
Poconos.A budget squeeze cost him his high 
school teaching job, but he's hoping to get 
back to it. Meanwhile, he's working at 
Lowe's, starting at 5:30 a.m. after walking his 
two dogs through the North Jersey woods 
behind his house. Ross plans to be in South 
Byfield in June. 

Another gridiron stalwart, Larry 
Miller, is now settled in the Maryland sub- 
urbs, serving as assistant vice president for 
the United Way of the National Capital 
Area. His son, Elliott, is off to Japan this sum- 
mer to study Japanese. A decades-long plan 
is now "mission accomplished": Phil Finn 
and Jane are moving from Hingham to New 
Castle, N.H., and will live in the home he 
grew up 111. Son Phil is managing the Fleet 
Service Department at OCSC Sailing Club 
in Berkeley, while Richard, after graduating 
from the University of Hawaii, is now deal- 



46 The Archon •» Spring 2007 




Direct from the Bay area conies this photo of Keith Adolph "6 
with: wife Charlene and children. Kevin and Lauren 



ing with hazardous waste disposal at Clean 
Harbors in Norwell, Mass. Phil, who works 
with Martignetti Companies managing 
inventory and logistics, is looking for a sail- 
boat suitable for short cruising/day sailing. 
"I'd also like to make use of my captain's 
license by giving sailing instructions on the 
weekends," he says. "Since the name change 
I DO feel so much smarter!'" Dave Marsh 
reports. -i In fact, I'm starting to decide what 
life would be like without work (smart!). I 
want to take up painting and star-gazing, for 
starters. Our escape home in Sedona will be 
great for that." During the winter Dave went 
to Nicaragua and Bolivia to assist with com- 
munity programs to treat childhood pneu- 
monia in locales lacking other medical serv- 
ices. For Christmas, his son gave him a signed 
volume of poems by JBO. 

Child Development has accepted a Ted 
Dix paper that examines defiance in one- 
year-olds. Speaking of Texans, Bob Bass 
reports that when Harvard needed expertise 
to help plan the development of Allston. the 
140 acres the university purchased across the 
Charles River, they turned to a GA (a.k.a 
GDA)/ Yale/Stanford alum to co-chair the 
President's Advisorv Committee on the 



Allston Initiative. "It's 
great fun and a 
wonderful committee, 
even if everyone else 
does have a Harvard 
degree." As usual. 
Mike Miles managed 
to get down to Florida 
for some Grapefruit 
League action and got 
an early look at 
Boston's Japanese phe- 
nom. Oklahoman 

Rick Jensen described 
the cattle business as 
"tentative" in February, 
with the prolonged 
drought diminishing 
both hay production 
and the water supply. 
"Hay at S80 a round 
bail is obscene and 
unaffordable to all," he 
said. "The weather is 
getting weird, but our 
own Senator Inhoie 
probably wouldn't rec- 
ognize global warming 
if he caught on fire!" 
Another item in short supply there is size 
12-1/2 boots, and Rick has turned to 
footwear expert Bill Alfond for help. Rich 
Brayton says that his oldest, Whit, is about to 
graduate from UC Santa Cruz. He is a bud- 
ding film maker. Mardi has named the fami- 
ly's country retreat Camp Runamok. and she 
now has a studio up there that looks out on 
Tomales Bay. 

Anne-Marie Laverty has been pro- 
moted ro the next faculty level at Langara 
College in Vancouver, where she teaches 
English and history. Wayne Noel has no 
regrets about leaving Vermont's Northeast 
Kingdom tor southern Xew Hampshire. 
where it's easier to visit his granddaughter 
and Ward Westhafer. If you're interested in 
buying bis Vermont property, ask about the 
Govie discount. Wayne is bringing his GDA 
football helmet to the reunion. Sid Bird has 
a 35-year-old daughter but still doesn't 
understand how old he is. In December he 
accompanied her to the mosh pit of a 
Godsmack concert. Then in January he went 
to Tanzania and climbed to the top of Mount 
Kilimanjaro, the tallest free-standing moun- 
tain rise in the world. The youngest of Mick 



Doolittle's three daughters is about to finish 
college, so he will be at UConn in May. His 
middle child is a first-year law student at 
Vanderbilt and may be heading off to Venice 
for the summer. Mick's oldest teaches 
kindergarten. Our reunion is on his calendar. 
As if a spring weekend in South Byfield isn't 
adventure enough. Roy Meyers will spend 
part of his fall in Nepal and Tibet. He is sell- 
ing real estate in Key Biscayne and enjoys the 
company of his two dogs, Jessie and Magus. 
Paul Hemmerich's daughter Amanda is an 
experienced firefighter in our national 
forests out West and is in a Master's program 
at Indiana University. She has an internship 
this summer with The Wilderness Society; 
Ben Beach's long-time employer. Amanda 
will be in the Denver office with the wild 
land fire policy team. Ray Huard now 
oversees installation operations for Northeast 
Turf and has installed more than 160 
FieldTurf fields in New England. "Only 
4000 more to go." says Stoneface. Training 
for the Pie Race in June has knocked off 21 
pounds, but Ray says he still feels slow and is 
making no predictions. His Princeton class- 
mate. Mac Barnes, may run for us again, 
too. He has been to Haiti frequently to 
preach, and he and Anne recently visited Sri 
Lanka. Singapore. Thailand. Hong Kong, and 
India. Mac's still in the windsurfing business. 

Don Gay performed in the Michigan 
Opera Theatre production ot Porgy and Bess 
last October. He and Emily would not think 
ot missina; our 40th reunion. Tav Rvder 
now fives on the water in Marion. Mass., and 
is enjoying the sunsets. He and Meredith, a 
floral designer, have kids in Philadelphia. 
New York, and Mattapoisett, and their third 
grandson is due in April. Sons Christopher 
and James are sophomores at Northeastern, 
where Chris plays number two on the 
squash team. Jay's real estate management 
business is doing vers" well. Bill Haggerty's 
daughter. Erin, is planning to get married in 
October. "I told her to keep the World Series 
schedule in mind" Bill reports. "and to try to 
avoid any conflicts. She's the kind of girl 
who didn't even blink; just said there would- 
n't be a problem. See what happens when 
you raise them right!" Bill still works for 
Metech International, a recycling company 
specializing in electronics and precious met- 
als. Our next grandfather is likely to be 
Rem Clark, whose daughter Ashley expects 
a child this summer. Let's just hope that 



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Grandpa can manage to swing by the hospi- 
tal for a visit; he expects to be busy videotap- 
ing a lot of weddings this summer and may 
still be logging time behind the bar at Cask 
"n Flagon when Bill Alfond's team is at 
Fenway. 

Shanghai is Dan Morgan's second 
home these days because his company has 
created a subsidiary there. The 480 people 
who turned out for the company's New 
Year's party heard Dan give his talk in 
Chinese. To top things off, the former GDA 
Glee Club president sang them a Chinese 
New Year song, and most of them joined in. 
Jon Strater's company, Avid Corp., contin- 
ues to have success creating visual recogni- 
tion systems. He and Pat have moved to 
Greenland, N.H., and Jon is finding time to 
serve as assistant coach for the girls lacrosse 
team at Portsmouth H.S. If the team is not in 
the state finals at the time, Jon might turn 
out for the reunion. Phil Congdon reports 
that he is "alive and well" in the Boulder 
area. He continues to climb throughout 
Colorado and has reached the high point in 
all 64 counties. 

If you'd like to find the e-mail address 
for a classmate, go to: www.govsacademy.org. 



1968 



Class of 1968 

Daniel C. Look 

3287 Whitfield Drive 

Marietta, GA 30062-1285 

(770) 977-3135 

dcl@dm- re so u rces. co m 



Many of you were uncharacteristically 
not forthcoming with updates of your 
exploits over the past months. I only heard 
from two of you. You don't write, you don't 
call, no more flowers. I guess that weekend at 
the BPL was not as meaningful as you 
thought. I hope to hear from more of you 
next time. 

Harold Levine informs us that he has 
just returned from an "eye opening crews of 
Southeast Asia." Harold and his wife went 
with their children, Libby, 22, and Jake, 21. 
They visited Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam 
and Hong Kong. Harold claims capitalism 
seems to be flourishing in these areas and 



democratic reform is following, however 
slowly and with a wide variable of 
impact. Harold also realizes that he will 
have to continue working to finance 
tuitions and travel. I know the feeling, 
with one going for his MBA in the fall 
and another going into nursing school. 
Jay Worthen left his law practice of 29 
years in Keene, New Hampshire to join 
Jim Rudolph's in Boston. Jay has enjoyed 
working with Jim's group and believes 
that their expertise and professionalism is 
equal to any firm in "The Hub." Jay also 
feels and is concerned that Jim had an 
apparent and uncharacteristic lapse of 
judgment in making Jay a partner in the 
firm this January. Congratulations to both 
Jim and to Jay. Does this mean you can fix 
my parking tickets were I come to the 
city? 

My life continues to be full and chal- 
lenging. My business is doing well and we 
are embarking on an initiative utilizing 
the application of technology to facilitate 
the elderly in their capacity and ability to 
safely stay at home rather than moving into 
institutional environments. My new restau- 
rant has opened and doing well. It will 
be probably another eight to ten weeks 
of becoming established before things 
settle down. If you have the opportunity 
and interest, visit our website at 
www.ethanpatricks.com and take a look at 
what we are doing. The offer still stands for 
anybody coming through town with the 
guest room and now I can take you out for 
great dinner. Keep in touch, be safe and 
remember that JBO sees all. A parting 
thought: "I've learned that people will forget 
what you said, people will forget what you 
did, but people will never forget how you 
made them feel." — Maya Angelou 



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Slocum, Gordon & Co. 

39 Mill Street 

Newport, Rl 02840-3016 

(401) 849-5893 

jgordon@slocumgordon.com 

Peter Dorsey called recently to check 
in. He continues to be the definitive expert 



Jack Cutler '70 and James Fleming '71 pose 
with Jeremy and James from the local soccer 
team in Redding, Connecticut. 

in estate properties on the North Shore and 
has done it so long now that the next gener- 
ation of clients is starting to call him for 
advice. Peter's and Susie's son, George, is now 
a junior at the Academy and is excelling in 
all areas. Their daughter, Eliza, (my god- 
daughter) is still at Shore Country Day 
School, and is on track to follow her broth- 
er, father, uncle and godfather to The 
Governor's Academy. Nat Follansbee has a 
new connection with his old school. The 
Academy's Board of Trustees has engaged 
Nat as a consultant for the strategic planning 
advance (other schools refer to it as a retreat!) 
that will take place in Newport this summer. 
Nat has had a long and distinguished career 
at Loomis Chaffee holding numerous titles 
over the years, and is now the president of 
Browning Associates, a prominent consulting 
firm for independent schools. I have had 
many conversations and meetings with Nat 
Lslass oj lyoy m p re p ara ti on for our Board advance, and it 
has been great fun reconnecting after all 
these years. Check out Nat's website 
http://www.browning-associates.com/. 

I am sure I am not the first in our class 
by any means to claim this honor, but I am 
so thrilled to report that my daughter, Hope, 
who was married two summers ago, is now 
expecting her first baby. This obviously 



48 TheArchon — Spring 2007 




Members of the Class of '71 in a restaurant in Manhattan on November 6, 2006: (from 
left to right) Eric Nietsch, James Fleming, Will Phippen, Gig Barton, Dave Shove, Steve 
Connelly. Missing from photo: Mike Wellman 



means I will be a grandfather! I have not yet 
adjusted to that concept. 

Here is another daunting factoid: when 
our old school reaches its 250th anniversary 
(bicenquinquagenary) in 2013, we will be 
celebrating our 44th reunion year. Time 
marches on, so save the date. 



70 



Class of 1970 

Need Secretary 

Henry Eaton reports: "I'm very excit- 
ed about all that is happening on 
campus... the new rink, dormitory, playing 
fields and more. The jazz band, the orches- 
tra and the singing groups all sound fabu- 
lous. Our athletes continue to distinguish 
themselves on the playing fields - The 
Governor's Academy is now a family affair 
for the Eatons. Byfield is a wonderful place 
to be!!" 



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Class of 1971 
James S. Fleming 

9 Red Coat Lane 

Redding, CT 06896 

203-938-7922 

jfleming@sntg.com 

David Lampert,Jr. 

8 Old Neck Road 

Manchester, MA 01944 

978-526-1167 

dljrssus@aol.com 



The frozen weather has clearly driven 
most classmates into hibernation and they 
have not noted that Punxatawney Phil has 
claimed that there will be spring, and every- 
one should write in to the Archon. 

John Clayman reports: "Annie '08 
and Ellie TO are at the Academy so Lalie 
and I are often on campus. We are still living 
in Beverly (MA) and I commute to 
Newport, R.I., though now it is for my 
own business, SEATON YACHTS. I 
would love to hear from classmates at clay- 
manj@aol.com." 

For my part I (Dave Lampert) visit the 
Academy regularly to keep tabs on son 
Thomas '08. My favorite events are the hol- 
iday concerts and art exhibitions. It is great 
to see the youthful jocks suddenly trans- 
formed into virtuosos on the PAC stage. Best 
wishes to all classmates. Keep the news flow- 
ing. 



72 



Class of 1972 

Geoffrey A. Durham 

504 Roosevelt Drive 

Libertyville, IL 60048-3120 

(847) 549-8407 

geoff. durham@sbcglobal.net 



35th Class Reunion 

June 8, 9, 10, 2007 



1973 



Class of 1973 
Need Secretary 

Dennett Buettner says, "I was award- 
ed a Doctorate of Ministry in Urban Studies 
degree from Pittsburgh Theological 
Seminary and am now Priest in Charge at 
Church of the Savior, Ambridge, PA (20 
miles north of Pittsburgh)." Geoffrey 
White says, "I plan to move back to the 
USA in 2007. I am very active in literacy 
education and my art and music career. I 
have become quite good at banjo and when 
I return to Gov's Academy I'll pick a few 
tunes!" 



1974 



Class of 1974 

Pamela Jo McElroy Toner 

223 Riverside Drive 

Fairfield, CT 06824-6930 

(203) 254-2371 

ptoner@optonline. net 

Your class secretary continues to live in 
Fairfield, CT. One daughter is a freshman in 
high school and the other daughter is in sev- 
enth grade. My husband continues to com- 
mute to the city working as a litigation attor- 
ney in his own firm. We had planned to join 
Courtney Wang at the Crystal Ball in 
Dallas, TX, this Christmas, but our plans did 
not work out. Turning 50 was a major mile- 
stone this summer celebrated at a beachside 
clambake. Thank you for the video wishes 
from everyone! 

Dan Johnson has been living in 
Merritt Island, Florida, for the past 20-some- 
thing years. "After many years in manage- 
ment positions in concerns large and small, I 
earned my Master's in Secondary Education 
and became a high school social studies 
teacher. I am currently the Chairman of the 
Social Studies Department at Rockledge 
High School. Being a teacher is by far the 
most stressful and difficult job I have ever 
held, but by far the most fulfilling and 
rewarding. I also operate a small business 
tying saltwater fishing flies. Check out 
www.customsaltwaterflies.com if you like to 
throw a line in the salt!" 

Would love to hear from everyone, 
especially E. Scott Williams about the 
upcoming presidential election. Send us your 
opinions and thoughts! 



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1975 



Class of 1915 

Pamela D. Pandapas 

202 Central Street 

Rockland, MA 02370 

panirobfiiie@nisn.avn 

Happy New Year, Class of 1975! I am 
happy to say that your class secretary finally 
got a few chances to go skiing again after 
some 15 years off the slopes. I am here to tell 
you that it really is just like riding the 
proverbial bike. It only took a couple of 
minutes to get used to the "new" shape of 
skis and I was off. I am still and always work- 
ing on our house which is a labor of love. 
And by the time you read this I will have 
traveled out to California for a much over- 
due visit with the folks. We are, as I write 
this, firmly ensconced in tax season so things 
are very busy. 

Jack Swenson, pictured here in New 
Guinea, writes that he and his wife, Rikki, 
are still working regularly traveling the world 
for Lindblad Expeditions as part of their core 
Photo Expedition team. Lindblad is now in a 
partnership with the National Geographic 
Society which continues to expand the 
realm of fascinating people with whom they 
get to travel on their diverse trips. He says in 
the past year they worked on Photo 
Expeditions to Baja California, Costa Rica & 
Panama, the Galapagos Islands, Alaska, and 
two 'incredible' voyages aboard their flagship 
M.S. National Geographic Endeavour to far 
flung destinations in the South Pacific. They 
also led a small group Photo Safari to East 
Africa, which, he says, is a dream destination 
for people like them who love charismatic 
wildlife. They wih have headed back to 
Africa by the time this Archon is published. 
After that, they will visit a slew of other 
wonderful places throughout the rest of the 
year. Jack invites everyone to do some 
armchair traveling through their photos 
or check out their travel schedule 
online at their current web site at 
www.ExpeditionGallery.com.Jack sends his 
best regards to all. 

Scott Draper says he has become the 

consummate soccer and lacrosse dad. He is 

hing his daughter's travel team and will 

probably relent and add coaching his son's 




team as well. 
Scott tells us that 
he is starting to 
think about retir- 
ing from his cur- 
rent career of 
trading equity 
derivatives and 
finding some- 
thing else to do. 
Maybe a profes- 
sional coach, 
Scott! He hopes 
everyone is well 
and sends his best. 
Dave Bohman 
has exciting news 
to share. He 

writes that after eight-and-a-half years in 
Florida getting pounded on live TV by ten 
hurricanes he has move his family back to 
his wife's hometown of Dayton, Ohio. He 
has become Assistant News Director for 
both the ABC and Fox stations in town. 
Congratulations on that, Dave! He says that 
since he turned 50, (which most of us have 
at this point!), and with advent of HDTV 
that shows every wrinkle, he figured it was 
time to work behind the camera. He loves 
being a teacher and still keeps a hand in 
reporting, doing some investigative reports 
during the ratings period. Just before Dave 
left Florida, he won an Emmy for outstand- 
ing on-air work for a report called the 
"Tallahassee Shuffle," which is about state 
lawmakers behaving badly. Congratulations 
again! He says this is a lot of fun to watch if 
you have streaming video. See 
http://www.tampabayslO.eom/news/local/e 
mmy/article.aspx?storyid=34437. So Dave is 
now rediscovering winter and learning how 
to run a couple of newsrooms. He ends his 
notes with this quotation by Muhammad 
Ali: "Enjoy life. It's later than you think." 

Peter Richardson claims he has no 
news since the last Archon. Nevertheless, he 
goes on to say that his oldest son, Bennett, 
graduated from Colgate last May and is 
working for GMMB which is an advertising 
and PR firm in Washington, DC. This firm 
specializes in political ads and campaigns. 
Peter's younger son, Seth, 14, is heading for a 
career as a guitarist (post hardcore and 
eeino). And wife, Beth, continues to teach as 



Jack Swenson'75 and wife Rikki with tribesmen in the highlands of 
Papua, New Guinea, August, 2006 



a member of the business faculty at St. 
Joseph's College in Maine. Beth also raises 
chickens in her spare time. Does anyone 
need any fresh organic eggs? Peter says he 
sees Brian Noyes ('76) all the time since 
they work for the same firm, RM Davis, an 
investment advisor in Portland, Maine. 
Michael Sapuppo also says he doesn't have 
much to report but life is still great in Marin 
County. He, again, has made his annual trip 
to Snowbird and hopes that the family will 
make a trip to New England this summer to 
see parents and friends. They will be looking 
for the Popes at Plaice Cove. Rich O'Leary 
reports that the highlight of his summer was 
going to the World Cup in Berlin. His client, 
MasterCard, was the lead sponsor and there 
was a plethora of parties and events. He par- 
ticularly recalls the final game of the match. 
For those who didn't see this game, includ- 
ing Rich and the rest of the audience, this 
was the game in which Zindane head-butted 
his opponent. (I remember it well!) Suffice it 
to say that this is unacceptable behavior! 
There is no instant replay on the big screen 
for football (soccer to Americans) in Europe. 
Rich recalls this as an exciting event and 
Berlin as a fascinating city with a tragic his- 
tory. He does, however, recommend it as a 
traveling destination. He is looking forward 
to the next reunion in 2010. 

Mike Ponce seems to think I am 
relentless in my quest for classmate news and 
that perhaps I have nothing else to do! Well, 
Mike, I guess I am relentless as this is the task 
I took on as class secretary and I really do 



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have plenty to do. But I tell you, it's just so 
much fun trying to wrest the news from you 
all! Mike doesn't say what's new with him 
and his family but he does ask whatever 
became of Kingsley Goddard and Andy 
Woodcock. Can anybody help Mike out 
with this? Craig McConnell says as much 
as he hated to say it, life in Northeast Ohio 
is pretty much the same as it was the last time 
he wrote. He did go out and buy a couple 
pairs of cross country skis. He thinks that is 
the reason for the warm weather and lack of 
snow! Keep the faith, Craig. 

Maria Gray says hello to everyone and 
hopes we are all enjoying the winter. She 
also mentions the lack of snow and says she 
feels as if we skipped a season. Maria is still 
teaching, 20 years now, and writes that it is 
the best job in the world. She looks forward 
to spare time when she can play her fiddle 
and dances every chance she gets. Her son, 
Jack, 27, recently moved to New York City 
and is working at CNN. Her daughter, Rose, 
25, works in Recreation Therapy with the 
Veterans' Administration in New Hampshire. 
Maria loves Portsmouth, NH where she is 
living and is counting the days until she can 
hit the beach. She saw Greg Pope last fall 
and had a good time catching up with him 
and his family. She also saw Steve Dunfey as 
they live in the same town. Maria can be 
contacted at pepperport22@verizon.net. If 
you're ever near the seacoast, give her a 
holler. Ethan Stone is living in the Hope 
Ranch area of Santa Barbara with his wife 
Hilary, son Jeremy, and daughter Erin. His 
kids, twins, are freshmen at Laguna Blanca 
School, a private school about a mile from 
their home. They both play varsity soccer 
right now and having a good time in their 
first year of high school. Ethan recently sold 
a company he had co-founded about 17 
years ago and is in the process of retiring 
from business. He has taken up Kart racing, 
a sport in which about 30 participants race 
motorcycle engine-powered go-carts to win 
the coveted plastic trophies. None for Ethan 
yet, however. He is also investigating some 
volunteer opportunities to get involved with 
once he is able to completely extricate him- 
self from some of the business activities with 
which he is still involved. He wishes every- 
one well and hopes we are all having a great 
2007. 

Stephanie Farrar is still very busy with 
her gourmet doggie cookie business. She 
recently picked up two more stores. She is 



also a sponsor for a big festival called Krewe 
of Barkus, a Mardi Gras doggie event. It's an 
actual event that takes place in New Orleans 
(www.barkus.org) but they have been hold- 
ing a similar event in McKinney for the last 
several years. Steph has also invented a new 
cookie to add to her line. I'm not sure if I'm 
supposed to divulge the details but all of you 
dog owners can check out the goods at 
www.thecaninecookiecompanycom. She 
also has a great catnip product call "meowee 
wowee"; no sticks, no fillers. My cats go wild 
over it. It is my opinion that all of her pack- 
aging is very clever and the products make 
very good gifts. Stephanie writes that she 
had a very busy holiday season with visits 
from family members and is quite happy that 
it's over. Now she is looking forward to a trip 
with her sister to the Keys. She also was sur- 
prised with a call from Fiona Lubbock on 
January 31st, her 50th birthday, and says all is 
well with her. 

That is all for this edition from the Class 
of 1975. Thank you to all those who wrote 
in. As always, please give your e-mail address 
to Sandy Keyes at skeyes@govsacademy.org 
so that we can all keep in touch. Until next 
time, have a great 2007. 



76 



Class of 1976 

Carol Ann Goldberg- Ay din 

301 East 94th Street, 24B 

New York, NY 10128-4719 

(212) 410-1781 

caaydin@aol.com 



1977 



Class of 1977 

Carolyn L. Nissi 

102 Haseltine Street 

Bradford, MA 01835 

(978) 372-0722 

cnissi(3)msn.com 



30th Class Reunion 

June 8, 9, 10, 2001 



Ginny Sutton and her family are going 
to California in June and Canada in August, 
so she thinks her plane ticket quota will be 
gone and reunion will have to wait till our 
35th. She hopes we all have as much fun as 



we did ten years ago! We sure will miss her. 
Kate Tewksbury writes that all is well in 
Maryland. Her kids are ending winter sports 
and starting up spring lacrosse. She says the 
pressure is a lot different from recreation 
council sports to high school sports (Taylor 
is now in high school). Her sister Martha and 
husband Keith just had a baby boy in Nevada 
and she is hoping to visit them over spring 
break. She will try to make reunion. 
Shelley Marean's sister's wedding in Maine 
is the week before reunion and now it's a 
much easier decision for her — she'll be at 
reunion! Although she is sure that she won't 
be a contender for distance, perhaps she will 
be for altitude. They haven't been able to get 
down the driveway without chains since late 
December and this still feels like a good 
thing! Looking forward to seeing you! 
Tracie Ackerman Fornaro has recently 
skipped town for sunny California. We miss 
her, but understand that life is good on the 
West Coast. Her son is graduating from high 
school on June 3 so she needs to fly back 
East the week earlier. She also has a wedding 
in NY on June 16! She has a big decision to 
make as to how long to be gone from 
California. I vote that she work from the 
road and make it to reunion. She loves 
sunny California and working with Yahoo! 
in Sunnyvale!! 

Ted Babcock is not sure if he can make 
it to reunion. He's living in Palm Springs 
and going back and forth to LA a couple of 
days a week. "Life is good. I saw Tim 
Richards and Leigh last summer at their 
house on Cape Cod. Had a blast with them. 
Broke their mast on their sunfish. Same old 
crazy. It's funny when you get together with 
your high school friends and their kids and 
you start to wonder who the adults are. 
Heard from Joe Pietrafesa a while back. He 
stops in LA and PS once in a while and will 
hook up with me for lunch or a drink next 

time." Ted, we sure hope you make it 

won't be the same without you. Sarah 
Cavanagh hopes to come to reunion in 
June. "News? Not much to print but I did 
just return from a fabulous trip to Kenya, 
camping for a few weeks with Maasai war- 
riors and Maasai school girls on a walkathon 
to raise money for the girls education. It 
wasn't lions, tigers and bears but was certain- 
ly lions, elephants and giraffes." 

Vicki Papaioanou Murphy has a great 
new job at the Memorial Hall Library in 
Andover. She works for the director — a 



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class notes 




Andy Bendetson'78 with wife Debbie and children Sonni, Sara and James 



Mon-Fri. 9-5 kind of thing. House is dusty, 
John cooks a lot but, as Vicki says, "Mama is 
happy and 'if mama ain't happy, ain't nobody 
happy.'" Her daughter Caitlan has a great 
job in advertising at Boston Magazine, and 
Krista is a sophomore at UMass and wants to 
open her own business. Riley is still at home 
and not yet heading to college. Joey 
Pietrafesa is busy traveling and preparing 
college applications for his daughter Mia 
who graduates one week before the 30th 
reunion!!!! Yea! Investment real estate con- 
tinues to be a great career. He received a 
Christmas card from Phipp...four weeks after 
Christmas! "Nothing changes." Sam 
Adams writes: "I will not be coming. That is 
the weekend of my daughter's graduation. I 
am so bummed. So let's see, what is new 
with me... I have been in about 18 art juried 
art shows for my stone sculptures. That has 
been great fun. My chiropractic practice is 
strong and steady. Ariana is 17-l/2,yikes, and 
graduating from Cambridge School of 
Weston. She is turning out to be quite a 
photographer, a purist. She does black and 
white photos, the old fashioned way. She 
had a one-woman art show at the Mass State 
house this past December. Her portfolio has 
been nominated for the National 
Scholarship Arts Award. ( 510,000 if she 
wins. j We will know in June. Ariana has 



been accepted at Bard College, UVM and 
Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, Fla). So it is 
decision time. My stepson is in his last year 
at Brown. And my twin (step) grandboys are 
3-1/2. 1 was just in California visiting them. 
They are great. I am happily married to a 
great guy and feeing mixed about empty 
nest. It is here in September. Have a blast at 
the reunion my best to everyone." 

Andy Sterge writes: "I plan to be there 
as well. And here is my big news: I will be 
the subject ot one chapter in an upcoming 
book published by J. Wiley & Sons called 
How I Became a Quant. The book profiles the 
careers of innovators in the field of quantita- 
tive finance. They probably chose me for 
feeling so sorry that the name of my high 
school got changed..." Mark Vorreuter is 
halfway to his Master's at Cornell. He is 
working full time for one of the colleges and 
going to school part time for free. Both of 
his kids are out of college. One works on 
Wall Street and the other teaches in South 
Korea. Beth Kannan has marked her calen- 
dar as well. She didn't send any news other 
than that, so we will have to catch up with 
her in June. 

Joseph and I (Carolyn Nissi) are still in 
Bradford (MA) and now both of us will be 
riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge (my mind 
is willing, but it surely needs to convince my 



body of the benefits!). Our kids are well. 
Joseph's Emily is loving Brooks School 
(sophomore). We have quite the rivalry 
going at home. Gets interesting when at a 
Govs/Brooks game as I root us on and he 
and my daughter cheer for Emily. Sarah (1 1) 
is loving St. Michael School in North 
Andover — I bribed her with the promise of 
ski club if she would attend and it worked. 
(She will most likely ski better than I ever 
did!) Andrew is thriving at his special school 
here in Haverhill and continues to delight us 
and keep us laughing. 

It will be a great reunion. Talk it up, call 
old classmates, and let's have a great showing. 



1978 



Class of 1978 

Bradford D. Clark 

78 East Street 

Ipswich, MA 01938 

978-356-0817 

rectoramc@verizon.net 

Greetings Class of '78, 

Thank you for sending me news of your 
doings. I caught some in my SPAM email 
and hope I managed to receive all submis- 
sions. Contact me soon and do yell at me if 
your notes are not included here. 

Tommy "D" Driscoll was first to 
respond to my plea for updates. I believe he 
used the word "sucker" to describe my will- 
ingness to play class secretary. Here is a bit 
of what Tommy had to offer, only the parts 
that were 'fit to print': "Good job Clarkie, 
they got you! I went to a few [football] 
games this fall and I don't know if you would 
have been the starting center! So what is up 
with me? My wife Tara and I are as always 
here in Swampscott. I was reelected to a sec- 
ond six-year term in office as the Clerk of 
Courts for Essex County. Yes, you are now a 
constituent! Four days prior to my election 
(unopposed) Tara gave birth to our third 
child, Carolyn Anne Driscoll (see photo!). 
That means two boys, Thomas age 13, 
Robert age 10 and the baby. Forty-seven 
years old and a dad again. That means I will 
be sixty-five when Carolyn graduates from 
high school. Heck, Ike Suggs was a grandfa- 
ther before she was born!" By the way, 
Tommy, I did vote for you. Was that a good 
thing to do? 



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Andy Stephenson's sons Lyle and Nate and wife Becky Leamon 



Since I (Bradford Clark) have landed 
in Ipswich, I have had various occasions to 
meet at The Grog with such fond characters 
as Leslie Lafond,Jim Giampa, Pam Webb, 
and John Webster, all of whom are very 
well and, of course, as good looking as ever. 
I am also kicking myself for not having 
stopped long enough to contact Alice 
Moseley (whose married name I have yet to 
learn) and Anna-Marie (Markos) Bussing 
who are both here in Ipswich. Sorry! I will 
be looking you up soon! Before Scott Pope 
headed off to Austria to begin a new chapter 
of his life, he and I had numerous, lengthy 
conversations in Portsmouth, NH over 
either coffee or beer. Thank you, Scott, for 
those and trust all is well with you. Drop me 
a note, you ex-Class Secretary. That goes for 
you too, Leslie, though I know that you are 
busy running son, Brian, off to the rink with 
his tons of goalie paraphernalia in tow. Also, 
that your daughter, Megan, is loving college 
life in Florida and happens to have a conven- 
ient suite on the water there for visiting 
mothers. Glad those tuition payments are 
offering some kickbacks. 

FLASH! As I am writing these very 
words at my computer, I have just received 
this email from Ray A. Wallace-Casey. 
Here is what he has to say: "Well, hello to 

ALL, To bring things up to date my 

daughter, Joary is 18, in her freshman year at 
George Mason University, on the track 



team, 4.0 gpa. My son, Mbari, in the eighth 
grade at an art magnet school. Last football 
season, as the tailback, he led the conference 
in yards and touchdowns (1200 yards, 16 
TDs), and won the county championship. 

This season, three games in he received a 

hairline fracture on his right ankle, end of 
season. He is fine now. . .and we are looking 
forward to summer track. I know most of 
you will remember the home movies of my 
kids running track at the 25th class reunion. 
It was so funny! What a great time! On a 
professional note... I 
completed three archi- 
tectural design pack- 
ages, a hair salon in 
Washington, DC, that I 
am particularly proud 
of, and I purchased two 
residential properties, 
renovated one; the 
second will be ready 
in March '07. It 
was great to see 
Headmaster Doggett, 
Mike Moonves and 
others at the 2006 
Washington, DC recep- 
tion. It was a great out- 
reach event and I am 
extremely proud of the 
school's efforts to keep 
all of us involved. On a 



serious note. . .We have lost Mr. Miller. I am 
truly saddened by his passing. I did attend 
his memorial service. Mr. Evans and Mr. 
Miller were two people that made a differ- 
ence in my life on a personal level. At the 
25th reunion, Ike Suggs and I spent about 
two hours with Mr. Miller going over old 
times, mostly laughing at ourselves! While at 
lunch in the dining hall, Mr. Miller, after all 
these years, said to me a second time, 'I am 

expecting great things from you'... wow! 

(The first time was during my last month at 
GDA). At that moment... Linda Miller took 
the printed photo. As a reminder to me, Mr. 
Miller sent the picture and a personal note. 
I will always treasure the items and know 
that for me.... a special person lives in my 
memory. I wish the Miller Family well! 
Much success to everyone in the '07." 
Thank you, Ray, for the great email. 

Perhaps the most exotic postcard I 
received was from Phil Pescosolido who 
writes: "Building a destination, year-round, 
ski resort near Urumgi, China with skiing in 
winter and golf, tennis, horseback riding, 
cultural events, etc. in summer. The resort is 
called 'Ping Tian'and has 12,000 acres, six 
peaks and 4000' vertical. A great mountain 
on the Ancient Silk Road; direct flights daily 
from Asian capitols and Europe! Open 12- 
1-10 (www.pingtianresorts.com)." Phil notes 
also that James Goodhart and Ben Collins 
'77 are working with him at PingTian. Do 
check out Phil's webste; this place is truly 
something. In fact, any chance, Phil, you 
could use 'a man of the cloth' to come out 




Brad Clark '78 and Tiki 



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lass notes 




Greg Rose '78, Melissa and daughter Jenna 



there for a resort blessing? Also, now I know 
why I haven't seen James, who had been liv- 
ing in Newburyport, hanging out with us at 
The Grog. Fellow Episcopal priest Geoff 
Gwynne sent in these words: "After 15 years 
and three children, my wife and I left 
Colorado, settling in the Shenandoah Valley, 
VA to start an Episcopal Church. Since our 
25th, the closest I've come to GDA is our 
annual trek to Cape Cod each summer." 
Trust those pesky parishioners are treating 
you well, Geoff, and I would enjoy trading 
clergy tales should you ever make it to 
Ipswich in your summer travels. Former 
Mason Dorm freshman roommate, Andy 
Stephenson, wrote me this: "Hey, Brad! I 
am so glad you decided to take on the class 
secretary role. I think you'll be great. Thanks 
for doing it. We're all fine up here. Winter 
has been mild, as it has been for everyone 
else, and we've been taking advantage of it. 
There's lots of hiking to do here; bike riding 
too. But more than anything, my winter has 
been focused mostly on a boatshed I started 
last fall. Attached is a photo of it, as well as 
one of my family taken last April during a 
once-in-a-lifetime vacation in the Bahamas. 
I'd love to keep in touch with you. Let me 
know how you are! How's the new job? I 
plan to make a swing south in early June for 
some striper fishing and my 25th from 
Trinity. It would be great to squeeze in 
some time with you. What say? Hope to 



hear from you soon. 
Best, Moi." Thanks, 
Steph, and will defi- 
nitely be in touch 
about a June visit! 

Here is news 
from Greg Rose: 
"Jenna is 18 months 
old and doing great. 
She's energetic and 
loves school. Melissa 
and I work practically 
all the time on our 
radiology business, 
NightRays, which we 
started two years ago. 
All of us NightRays 
radiologists read X- 
rays from our homes 
which is a sweet gig. 
Melissa and I hope to 
get some time off this year. We really look 
forward to the GDA Reunion next year! "All 
the best, Greg, and kudos on reading X-rays 
in your jammies! From another one of our 
'physician classmates' comes this update from 
Alan Leahey who is still in Allentown, PA 
with wife Kathy and three daughters. He 
writes: "The oldest is a sophomore at 
Boston College. She ended up there after 
being recruited by many schools for swim- 
ming. Her high school team won two con- 
secutive state championships, so it put her on 
the map. I get up to many of the Boston 
College swim meets so I have had more 
opportunities to see old high school friends. 
My middle daughter (cheerleader, hurdler 
and debate team captain) is a high school 
senior who will attend Georgetown 
University in the fall, so Kathy and I will 
spend a lot of time between Washington and 
Boston. My youngest is sophomore in high 
school and is actively involved in the high 
school swim team. So many of our week- 
ends have been spent at various pools and 
track stadiums on the east coast. The things 
we do for our kids. My wife Kathy is still 
very active as a buyer's agent in the residen- 
tial real estate market, and I am still involved 
in the same surgical practice with 10 opthal- 
mologists, with my area being LASIK, 
cornea and cataract surgery. Over the last 
year, I have been spending a good amount of 
time as an organizer for a new bank for our 



area that we hope to open in the second 
quarter of 2007. This summer, I had 
the opportunity to see David Ham '77, 
John Webster, Jim Giampa in Rye and 
catch up on old times while having dinner at 
the Carriage House. The old stories that 
come up with this group are always enter- 
taining especially to our wives who always 
have to listen to them. While I was in Rye, 
drove down to see GDA, and I was amazed 
how the campus has changed. I probably 
hadn't been back to Byfield in 10 to 15 
years, and didn't recognize many of the new 
buildings. It was strange seeing the name 
Governor's Academy but it didn't change my 
memories of the place. My kids couldn't 
believe I went to a school that looked like a 
college campus and that I lived away from 
home. I did have to keep them away from 
John Webster and his knack for telling too 
many stories that my kids didn't need to 
hear. If anyone gets down to the Lehigh 
Valley, please look us up." Thanks, Alan, and 
best just to keep John Webster away from 
impressionable youth. Though, allow me to 
thank John for Bruins tickets recendy for 
Leslie Lafond and me to take in a Maple 
Leafs' slaughter of the Bruins. 

Another welcomed news update comes 
from Andy Bendetson: "You really want an 
update? OK, here goes. After GDA I went 
to Tufts. Graduated and went to work in real 
estate. I got married to my wife Debbie 
when I was really young at 22. Miraculously 
and lucky for me, we're still married — 23 
years if you count them all. I've learned that 
life's not a straight line. My mother can say 
it in Yiddish, but 'We make plans and God 
laughs'. Maybe you know what I mean? We 
live in Weston, as you know. We have three 
great kids! Sonni, my oldest daughter is 18, 
is president of her sorority, and loves being a 
sophomore at Tufts. Sara, is 16, a wicked 
lacrosse player and a junior at Weston High. 
James is 14 and in eighth grade at Weston 
Middle School; he may want to wrestle, but 
who knows? For fun, I still ski (water and 
snow) - two of the few sports I can still do 
pretty well. Somehow age has infringed on 
my eye hand coordination. I motorcycle — 
last year from Scottsdale to the Grand 
Canyon, Las Vegas and the LA area. I may 
return to Daytona Bike Week, just to 
observe, in a few weeks. I surf in Costa Rica 



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1979 



Tom Driscoll's '78 sons Thomas, Robert 
and baby Carolyn 

fairly often. I also play a fair amount of 
golf- — I'm not a golf fanatic, but I do enjoy 
being with friends that are fun to play with. 
Anyway, there you go." Thanks, Andy, for 
the great update and I get to "Weston once a 
month for clergy stuff, so will plan to look 
you up. Last but not least, from Rick 
Neville comes this: "I thought I'd write (and 
contribute) to support your initiation as 
Class Secretary. Thanks for taking the job 
on. I can't believe it, either, that we are com- 
ing up on our 30th reunion. I just don't feel 
that old!! I thought I'd tell my mates that my 
wife, Amy, and I have been working in the 
family Financial Planning business for seven 
years now after spending 20 plus years each 
with AT&T. My daughter, Courtney, is wait- 
ing to hear from the colleges that she has 
applied to (I can't believe that!), and I spend 
my Saturdays hiking the NH 4000-foot 
mountains in the winter with friends. I have 
21 'peaks bagged' and 27 to go. All in all, 
'Life is Good!'" I hope most of the Class of 
'78, no, all of the Class of '78, can say the 
same, Rick! 

Well, that's the latest from some of our 
fellow classmates of '78. Thank you all for 
making my first report all the more inform- 
ative. Send me greetings at rectoramc@veri- 
zon.net especially as we creep closer to our 
reckoning, that is, our 30th Reunion! 

P.S. If former Headmaster Peter Bragdon 
should be reading these notes: Did I see you 
along the ropes back on Labor Day Weekend 
as Tiger andVijay were teeing off on a three 
par on the final round of the Deutsche Bank 
tournament? Sure looked like you but I lost 
you among the many Tiger fans. 



Class of 1979 

Troy A. Dagres 

6 Henderson Circle 

Newburyport, MA 01950-3406 

(978) 465-6672 

troydagres@aol. com 

Not much to report due the lackluster 
response from our class. Come on people 

This year's Alumni basketball game had 
a different format. It was Alum vs. Alum. 
Henry Rosen, John Perlowski, Randy Tye 
O'Brien and I represented the Class of '79 
to start the game for our team. It didn't go 
very well. We were down, I think, 16 points 
to zero in what seemed like the first 10 sec- 
onds. And it didn't get any better. But it's all 
for fun... right? After the game there was a 
gathering at Frost Library to honor Steve 
Metz, who stepped down as head basketball 
coach after 20 plus seasons. Ian Fitch writes 
that he ran into Henry Rosen at the 
Holiday Gathering in Boston. It was the first 
time they'd met up since graduation. On 
campus, the new rink and dorm are pro- 
gressing nicely. Due to the construction, day 
students are now dropped off behind the 
Science Center and have to walk to Frost. As 
for my son Andrew, he made high honors 
with a 3.6 GPA for first semester. I wasn't 
quite sure how to read the report card; there 
were no D's or E's. But then again, he 
doesn't have Clunie English. I hope to get 
more info to print next time. 




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Class of 1980 

Lynne E. Durland 

114 West Road 

Londonderry, NH 03053-3141 

(603) 421-0940 

kb If em @comcast. net 



Class of 1981 

fennifer G. Steward 

P.O. Box 1571 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

978-702-6393 

jgsteward@comcast. net 

Winter greetings to all! Hopefully by 
the time you read this, spring will be well on 




Members of the class of '79 at Alumni 
Basketball: (from left to right) Henry 
"Iceman" Rosen, John "The Eraser" 
Perlowski, Randy Tye O'Brien, 
Andrew Dagres TO, Troy Dagres 

its way. I need to begin my notes for this 
Archon with a request. I [Jennifer 
Steward] After over ten years as class secre- 
tary, I have decided to step down from the 
position. At this time in my fife I am anxious 
to devote as much time as I can to my work 
with a variety of not-for-profit groups that I 
believe are doing wonderful work in the 
world. I also think there is a great deal of 
benefit for the class for there to be an occa- 
sional changing of the guard with respect to 
the class secretary position. My hope is that 
a new secretary will motivate even more 
classmates to be in touch and keep our con- 
nections strong. If you are interested, please 
contact Sandy Keyes in the Development 
Office. She makes the job very easy, I assure 
you! Please don't hesitate to contact me if 
you'd like details on the logistics of the posi- 
tion- it really is a lot of fun, and the perfect 
way to stay in touch with old friends. 

As I noted in my last letter to you, our 
notes from the summer and fall were missing 
from the last Archon - I am including them 
here to make sure you are up-to-date. In 
addition to the fall news, I'm happy to 
include word from Clarissa Hughes, and 
Vinca Ingram Weatherly. Clarissa and her 
husband Greg welcomed their son just after 
Christmas this year! "We are so happy to 
announce the arrival of Jacdon Philip 
Hughes!! Our true miracle baby, 61bs. 14oz., 
19.5 in., born 12-27-06, 11:39 a.m. A 
healthy, beautiful boy. Pictures posted 
www.picasaweb.google.com/clarissahugh- 
es. Thank God and thank you all for your 
prayers!" I know from pictures Clarissa sent 
that Baby Jacdon is a beautiful little boy and 
that big sister Cadance is beaming right 



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Clarissa Hughes '81, Greg and Cadance announced the birth of 
Jacdon Phillip Hughes on December 27, 2006. 



along with her mom and dad! 
Congratulations to the Hughes family! 

Vinca wrote: "Hi All! Still here in 
Newbury Park, CA. working at Amgen. I 
travel to Switzerland this month so I'll have 
to rusde up some warm clothes somehow. 
The kids are great! Julianna is a freshman at 
University' of Washington in Seattle and 
Christopher is a freshman here at Newbury 
Park High School. Boyfriend Dane and I are 
working hard updating our place, so week- 
ends are full. Hi to everyone - Eric, Jenny G., 
Jennifer M., Mike, Tracey, Lisa, Kathy, etc. 
Special hello to Clarissa and welcome to 
Jacdon! Hope to see you all soon!" 

In the spirit of "better late, than never," 
let me include the notes you missed from 
this fall! Again, sincere apologies for their 
omission! 

I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful 
summer. Mine began in the best possible way 
though the reconnecting with amazing 
friends that our 25th reunion afforded. As 
you may have noted from the summer 
Archon, attendance at Reunion by the class 
of '81 was strong. Following Reunion, I left 
with my daughter, Abby, age 1 5, for Kenya. It 
was an amazing mother/daughter trip filled 
with incredible wildlife. We also visited some 
remote villages where we saw directly how 
women's lives are being changed dramatical- 
ly for the better by a not-for-profit a friend 



of mine runs out of 
Nairobi. It's called 
Worth Women, and is 
really amazing- a liter- 
acy program geared 
toward micro-finance. 
I felt incredibly 
inspired by all that I 
saw and am hoping 
that the next phase of 
my life involves this 
type of work. I'll keep 
you posted! 

I received a terrif- 
ic email from Keller 
Laros that summed up 
the joy of Reunion so 
well... "The 

BIGGEST news of 
my summer was that I 
visited my dearest 
friends and my dearest 
home in early June when Wendy and I flew 
from Hawaii to South Byfield for a Saturday 
visit. The fact that there were so many of 
you that made it to the Garrison Inn Friday 
night even though our flight was three hours 
late getting to New England, is a real tribute 
to the strong ties that we forged all those 
years ago. I can't tell you how much that 
meant to Wendy and me. Mahalo Nui! I 
was so happy to get to enjoy a slice of over- 
cast rainy weather. I swear that we really 
only have about 20 days a year like that here 
in Kona. Of course it's never below 70 
degrees. Sea gulls! We don't have any sea 
gulls here in Hawaii. What a thrill! The 
Saturday on campus with friends and fami- 
lies was beyond compare. To spend time 
with my goddaughter, Chloe Schwartz, was 
really special, as was just tossing around the 
nerf football with the gang in the gym. The 
swag from the bookstore was great. Thanks, 
Cheeks! I haven't worn the red GDA singlet 
yet but I will do it and with some wild sea 
creature and I'll send a JPEG for proof. The 
class Reunion JPEG is one of my screen 
savers and I think of you all often and fond- 
ly. Carla, Dan, Tracy, Abby, Clarissa, Eric, 
Jenny, Gary, Mike, Kathryn, Lisa, Michael, 
John, Tom, Larry, Dave, Richard, Rob, Andy, 
Joe Benson and the rest. Thanks from the 
bottom of the heart. I love you all. Other 
than visiting GDA, the summer was busy. We 



took thousands of people scuba diving, and 
my 10-year-old son Russell got Open Water 
Scuba certified. I was on National 
Geographic Channel recently. Me and a 
manta as usual. Please keep in touch. Take 
care and best fishes, Kal 

\vww.mantapacific.org." 

Peter Laventis also wrote in with the 
following news. "I was sorry I couldn't make 
it for the reunion. My oldest boy, George, 
started high school this week. My youngest 
boy, Nicholas, is in fifth grade. Both play 
competitive soccer for club teams in 
Louisville. My wife Shelley and I have been 
married for 17 years. She currently is a stay- 
at-home mom and I am lucky enough to 
work away from home (just kidding). I am a 
financial advisor for a small regional private 
client group out of Birmingham, Alabama. 
My partners and I run the Kentucky opera- 
tion. Overall, life is good. I emailed/spoke 
with Tom Johnson, Chap Mayo and James 
Hortanachai recently but haven't seen or 
heard from anyone else. If any of y'all are 
coming through Kentucky... look me up." 
Before I pass on news Mike Reilly sent, I 
want to extend thanks to him and the rest of 
the Reunion Committee - T.J., Tracey, Eric, 
Larry, and Lisa. We really had a terrific time 
planning the weekend - I'd encourage 
everyone to get involved when our 30th (big 
Gulp!) rolls around! So, from Mike, "Diane 
and I celebrate 10 years of marriage Labor 
Day weekend- our wedding seems like yes- 
terday, and here we are four kids later! Had a 
great time at Reunion and at a recent follow 
up at TJ.'s would love to keep the ball rolling 
on those get togethers." 

I couldn't agree more! Please let me 
know if you are going to be in the North 
Shore area, as we do seem to be building 
momentum for get togethers between 
reunions. Thank you to everyone for making 
my tenure as class secretary so much fun! 
Stay in touch! Love to all. Jenny 



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Class of 1982 

Nancy L. Wickwire 

78 Smith Road 

Bedford, NH 03110-6322 

603 472-8993 

anwick@comcast.net 



25th Class Reunion 

June 8, 9, 10, 2007 



25th reunion coming up in June! 
Attending so far are Martha Krauch, 
Heather Ryan, Jane Burns, Dave 
Schwartz, Chapman Mayo, Chris 
Swenson, Paula Veale, Ann Ewing, John 
Nye, Jonathan Wade, Trina Chiara, Gus 
Henley, Bob Low, John Leary, Karen 
McKinny and Claire Danaher. And Me! 

I sent Bob Low an email, challenging 
him to make his reply longer than ten words 
AND not to include the phrase "my lacrosse 
team." This is his reply: "Folks: looking for- 
ward to lacrosse season this spring! Oh, and 
by the way, we're expecting in August. Hope 
all's well with fellow 82'ers." Bob is now 
teaching and coaching and athletic directing 
at Groton. When he left Holderness, the 
school named a field after him! A photo was 
sent by a fellow classmate who wishes to 
remain nameless (and no, it's not Bob himself 
sending it in. He never mentioned it!). I 
never really saw Bubbaloo as a future English 
teacher whilst we were at GDA, but a 
lacrosse coach? Now THAT I could always 
imagine! Obviously, his players and fellow 
faculty hold him in a high regard. Way to go, 
Bob! 

Dave Schwartz emailed: "I never 'hit 
reply'; must be something in the water 
today. I actually am planning on attending at 
least part of the Reunion weekend, and am 
looking forward to seeing you, Nye, Low, 
Heather, Trina and the rest of the gang. Still 
practicing law at Latham in DC, and still like 
it (remarkably). But lots of new things going 
on, including new dog (Ozzie), new house. 
My kids (Josie, 10; Jake, 8) are excited to 
come up and see our fair Academy. See you 
in June!" 

John Leary writes: "Hope all is 'well. 
See you in June." That's what I like about 



I IOU)KK\KSS^P 




John: short and sweet. From Karen 
McKinney Jantzen: "I will be going to our 
reunion but won't commit to sleeping in the 
dorms. What I AM curious about is how old 
everyone's kids are. Please tell me that there 
is someone else out there making college 
visits and negotiating the family car! Having 
our 25th reunion doesn't make me feel old 
but having teenagers sure does! Anyone ?" 

Claire Danaher sent a note for the last 
Archon, but unfortunately missed the dead- 
line. Here is her newsy email with the latest 
updates: "Hey!! I am REALLY looking for- 
ward to our reunion this June! I can mark 
the date of the last reunion that I attended, 
because I was pregnant with my now-nine- 
year old. It was so great to catch up with 
everyone then, and I'm hoping for more of 
the same this time around. Let me bring you 
up to speed. After six years in a small, rural 
college town in Tennessee, my family and I 
moved this August to a little town in south- 
ern New York State, nestled in the middle of 
a river just east of New Jersey. Good pub- 
lic transportation, diverse cultures and some 
pretty good sports teams. Perhaps you've 
heard of it? It's called New York City. 
Seriously. It moves at 55 mph compared to 
our Tennessee town of 25 mpg, but we're 
enjoying ourselves a great deal. I'm taking a 



break from my profession in educational 
financial administration (aka running the 
business end of schools) and am trying to 
launch a career as a songwriter. Some 
recording is in the near future, as will be 
some performing and publishing. Right 
now I'm working on my skills and trying to 
write lots of new and urban-inspired mate- 
rial. Two days a week, I stay home with my 
two-year-old daughter, Thea. We draw, read, 
do puzzles, laugh, roughhouse and play- 
ground (a verb, Mr. Finn?) when it's not nine 
degrees outside. I spend my afternoons fer- 
rying around my nine-year-old, Pheobe, to 
skating, drum and riding lessons and cajoling 
her to clean out her hampster's cage. 
Evenings include dinner-making for these 
two and their father, my husband of almost 
17 years, Bill. He teaches at General 
Theological Seminary, an Episcopal 
Seminary. We live on its campus in Chelsea, 
a great neighborhood that we love. We're 
happy to be back in the northeast, closer to 
family, friends and ALMA MATERS. My 
80-year-old mom is in the beginning stages 
of Alzheimer's so it's important for us to be 
nearby. I'd love to hear from classmates, 
especially those in NYC. I can be reached at 
cbdanaher@verizon.net and I know an awe- 
some little coffee shop on 20th Street that's 
just right for a mini-reunion. I look forward 
to reading everyone's notes. And note that I 
did not use the phrase 'my lacrosse team'." 

From Chris Swenson: "Yes, I plan on 
being at Reunion. Scott McGuire and I 

got together in Chicago a few weeks ago. I 
think he plans on attending the reunion as 
well. I'll stay in the dorms if others in our 
class will. Otherwise I will hotel it. As men- 
tioned in my last note, we are living in the 
Chicago area now (Winnetka, IL). It's nice 
out here but I miss the East Coast. I'm 
happy to help with anything reunion-relat- 
ed. Give me a task. My limitation is that I'm 
not local." I told John Parker to limit his 
reply to 50 words or less. Not that we don't 
love hearing from him, but he does, some- 
times, go on just a wee bit longer than is, 
strictly speaking, necessary. And besides, my 
deadline was fast approaching. Here's his 
reply: "Nancy said I need to keep it under 
50 words: Here goes . . .What has now been 
two summers ago I was cast in a movie that 
seemingly WILL NEVER BE RELEASED, 
I have the same job, same wife and same two 
kids. I am out. JP. That's 49 words. PS. I 



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class notes 



wish Mr. Rowe had a 50-word cap rule. 
See I just can't help myself. I could go on for 



From Sloan Tyler: "Hi, classmates. We 
have no new additions to the family, three 
kids is plenty. Lots of news, though. Jim 
decommissioned his ship, the might Coast 
Guard Cutter STORIS today, February 8, 
2007, after 60+ years of service to the coun- 
try. It was a great ceremony. She has a lot of 
history and is hopefully going to be turned 
into a museum in Juneau, Alaska. We have 
to say goodbye to Kodiak this summer. Jim 
received orders to a job in Canada and we 
will be living in Ottawa for two years, after a 
year of training in the DC area. We have 
ferry reservations in June and are planning a 
cross country adventure on the way back to 
the east coast. Three moves in three years, 
YIKES. The kids are great. Madison tried 
out for, and got, a lead part in the dance per- 
formance of Aladdin. She was also told that 
she was ready to move to pointe shoes. 
Terribly exciting news for a dancer. It took 
weeks to get her off the ceiling. Graham and 
Payton are growing fast. They are playing 
basketball and have a very patient coach - 
me. It's a K-lst grade team so basically my 
job is to keep the kids from crying. There 
are some really athletic first graders who 
actually like doing the line drills that Coach 
Gosselin taught us - all I can say is 'WOW'. 
I was elected to the Board of Directors for 
the Kodiak Arts Council and have been 
doing a lot of fundraising lately. We brought 
six wonderful shows to the island this past 
year. I will be sorry to resign from the Board 
when we move. I am still drilling annually 
in the Coast Guard Reserve and was pro- 
moted to Commander last year. I can't wait 
to hear the news from the rest of our class- 
mates. Hope everyone is doing well. All my 
best!" 

And from me, your class secretary, 
Nancy Wickwire: Same house, same kids, 
same dog who recently demolished our 
downstairs bathroom when I locked him in 
there one day because he'd rolled in some- 
thing stinky. I said to myself, 'Self, what 
could go wrong in this little room? He'll 
probably bark, but at least he won't be get- 
ting his stinky self all over the bedspreads 
while we're gone today' Well, he did bark. 
He also peeled back the linoleum flooring, 



clawed his way through 
a four-foot high section 
of drywall and chewed 
away a hefty section of 
molding. When he 
came home and discov- 
ered me standing 
ankle-deep in dry wall 
dust and shredded 
flooring, my husband 
sweetly inquired, 'Why 
didn't you just leave 



him 



in 



the 



garage r 



?' 



NONETHELESS: I 
still have the same hus- 
band. And a lovely new 
floor, drywall and paint 
job in our downstairs 
bath. Can't wait for 
reunion! See you all 
then. 




1983 



Class of 1983 

Danielle L.Jacobs 

91 Pond Street 

Marblehead, MA 01945-2604 

(781) 639-9272 

dljacobs@aol.com 

Laurianne Murphy 

101 W End Avenue Apt 3 2D 

New York, NY 10023-6381 

(212) 579-0822 

lamurphy@nyc. rr.com 

Peter Pviley writes: "Thank you for 
your continued work for GDA (I still call it 
that) and our class. It always brings back 
memories when I check out the notes for 
our class. After seeing the last Archon, I felt 
compelled to write so as to dispel Ms. 
Bradshaw's belief that she was the only class 
member who had recently welcomed a baby 
into the world - she is not the only one left 
who is changing diapers and losing sleep at 
night! Melissa and I, after being married for 
13 years, recently adopted a newborn at 
birth, Owen Patrick Riley, DOB. April 12, 
2006, weighing 6 lbs., 9 ounces. He is a lot 
of work, but his smile can make even the 
most difficult day at work seem trivial. I 
speak with Steve and Erica occasionally, have 
seen Caleb in the past year at the Grog, and 



Michael '85 and Heather Terrile's son Anthony Robert Terrile 



also have seen Chris Laganas over the past 
Summer and have had some contact with 
Phil Parry over the past year; otherwise, no 
further earth shattering news." 

Laura (Koffman) Reed says, "Hi 
Danielle, hope the new year finds you and 
your family well. Here is my update: I am 
working as a Case Manager for Hospice, 
oddly enjoying my work. Adair is third year 
at Northeastern, earning her BSN. Aaron is 
second year, also at Northeastern, getting all 
As (yikes) and wants to go to law school. 
Austin is a sophomore at Andover High. It's 
amazing how fast the time flies, I will be an 
empty nester in two-and-a-half years!!" 
From Sarah Breed: "Spent Thanksgiving 
with my sister Amie Breed '88 in 
Vancouver, British Columbia where she has 
a great vacation home on Salt Spring Island. 
Traveling to Guatemala this month to 
uncover more of the world's best kept 
secrets!" 

From me, Danielle Jacobs: I am doing 
well. Still teaching yoga and taxiing my kids 
around town. They are getting big, Drew is 
1 1 and Billie is 8. I received a holiday card 
from Cathy Eveleth. She sounds like she is 
doing well in upstate New York taking class- 
es in computers and doing work on her 
home. I spoke to Teresa (Russo) 
Cramphorn last week. I'll be seeing her at 
Sunday River this weekend for some man- 
made snow skiing. I hope we see some real 



58 Ilie Archon ■■• Spring 2007 





Nathalie Ames '85 and her daughter Laura in Fiji 



snow this winter! Teresa and I always manage 
to hook up at the mountain once or twice a 
season. If anyone makes it up to Sunday 
River, look me up, we are there most week- 
ends in the winter. Our condo is at the 
Bethel Inn. I hope you are all doing well and 
please email dljacobs@aol.com or call 
(h)781 639 9272 or (c)339 440 2169 so I can 
put your news in the next printing! Cheers! 



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Class of 1984 

Cathleen Riley Scerbo 

35 Winterberry Lane 

Stratham, NH 03885-2472 

(603) 118-3169 

cathy@riley-scerbo. com 

Hank Friedman says, "Just finished my 
12th year with Taos High School soccer. 
Went back to being a boy's assistant coach 
last year. This year's team finished 15-5, best 
record ever. Went to the second round of 
States." 



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Class of 1985 

Nathalie E. Ames 

526 West Grant Place, B 

Chicago, IL 60614 

(113) 883-1325 

amesnat@aol.com 



Doug Kirk lives outside of Chapel 
Hill, NC with his wife of nine years, 
Amanda, and their two little girls, Sayer, 6, 
and Sinclair, 5. Doug's abiding passion, 
beside his family, is his off shore fishing by 
Cape Hockout, NC. where he has a 24' boat 
and home as well. 

Michael Terrile writes: "Heather and I 
are enjoying our one-year-old, Anthony 
Robert Terrile. I've included a picture. 
Other than our new kid, not much has 
changed. We're still living happily in 
Hampstead, NH where I also teach art at the 
local school. Things are going well." 
Nathalie Ames writes: "All is well in 
Chicago. My daughter and real estate busi- 
ness are flourishing and keeping me busy. I 
recently enjoyed participating in my first 
Governor's Academy Trustee meeting. It was 
great to see that all of the Trustees are very 
dedicated and passionate about the Academy. 
I am happy to be committed to the school at 
the Trustee level. Our traveling has picked 
back up a bit. Laura and I spent two weeks 
in Fiji over Christmas and New Year's and in 
a few weeks we will be going to Southern 
Chile for ten days. We will be doing the 
Torres Del Paine 'W Trek. We are looking 
forward to the challenge. Have a great 
Spring!!" 




Class of 1986 

Paul B. Nardone 

190 Summer Street 

Lynnfield,MA 01940-1851 

(181) 334-2031 

paulbnardone@aol.com 

Kelly Golden Ochoa '86 recently 
completed the Disney World Marathon in 
3:37.14, 450th overall, and placed 12th of 
876 just in her age group. Kelly, a graduate of 
the College of the Holy Cross, lives in Little 
Rock, Arkansas, with her husband, Eduardo, 
and their two daughters, Rosemarie and 
Amelia Grace. 



Class of 1981 

Amy B. Northup 

84 Central Street 

By field, MA 01922 

(918) 465-0124 

anorthup @pacificpkg. com 

Kris ten M. Poulin 

P.O. Box 255 

Byfield,MA 01922 

918 462-9953 

keith_poulin@yahoo.com 



20th Class Reunion 

June 8, 9, 10, 2007 



Winter has finally arrived in the 
Northeast, and most people seem to be 
holed up till spring. Some updates on peo- 
ple we haven't heard from in a while. Thanks 
for writing. 

Allison Richard emailed: "In April of 
this year I graduated from University of 
Michigan School of Public Health with an 
MPH (see attached photo). It was a great 
two-year program during which I crammed 
my brain with information about global 
health issues including a two-month stint 
with the World Health Organization in 
Geneva. Since the end of an internship with 
Merck this summer in DC, I have been 
looking for a job. Right now I'm consider- 
ing a position working on pediatric 
HIV/AIDS with the Clinton Foundation in 
Ethiopia as well as jobs working domestical- 



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Allison Richard '87 as she graduates from 
University of Michigan. 



ly on clinical trials in MA or CO. Who 
knows where I'll end up. Other than that, I 
continue to run and bike regularly and fit in 
outdoor adventure whenever possible (limit- 
ed opportunities in MI!!). I saw Ann Blah- 
Silvers and her family twice this fall which 
was great! Her daughters are total cuties and 
baby Stephen is adorable. I was recently 
looking through some old letters and found 
a bunch from Esmee Huggard ('85), our 
fabulous proctor in Phillips my sophomore 
year. Esmee, let me know if you want them 
for when you publish your memoirs." 

Lise Carrigg wins the prize for the 
most people included in her informative 
update. "In late December, I hosted a party 
for Tracy (Bodge) Napierala and her hus- 
band Chris so that they could introduce 
their beautiful baby, Sadie Mae, to some 
friends (Airin Brown, Class of '89, was 
here with her husband, in town from San 
Francisco). Trae and Chris had a crazy time 
of it when Sadie arrived more than two 
months before her due date, but all is well 
now and they're all very happy. We were 
sorry that Lisa Taplin was unable to make it 



down from Maine. She is working as a part 
time librarian these days and hanging out 
with her husband and two great boys, Sean 
and Jacob. I have also been in touch with 
Ross Shain, who does graphics and visual 
effects for television and commercials in 
New York. Ross and his wife Jenn also own 
Romp, a kids store in Brooklyn (check out 
rompbklyn.com), where they live with their 
daughter, Oona. Jason Maloney and his 
girlfriend, Kira Kay, have traveled all over the 
world as freelance news journalists, including 
Darfur, Cambodia and Indonesia. I've seen 
several of their pieces on television. As for 
me, I tend to stay a little closer to home! I 
guess that's what happens when you have a 
toddler, two dogs, and a store (Mary Jane in 
downtown Newburyport)." 

Carla (Rivela) English writes: "I 
haven't written in 20 years?? How can that 
be? Wasn't 118 when we graduated? I, iron- 
ically, whip open The Archon as soon as it 
comes and flip right to the Class of '87 notes 
to read all about my fellow classmates and 
have been disappointed more than once 
when the notes were sparse. The truth is I 
haven't written but the time we all spent 
together means a great deal to me. I have 
enjoyed especially hearing about all the 
beautiful babies born to so many of you over 
the years and feel completely embarrassed 
that I have not kept in touch. . . My husband 
Michael and I have two boys. My five-and- 
a-half-year-old son Julian is autistic and that 
has changed life considerably for us. He is a 
beautiful and bright child but difficult and 
taxing. I was the mother at the pediatric 
office saying, 'What's wrong with my baby? 
He won't sleep (up every one-and-a-half 
hours until he was 25 months); he cries all 
the time and we don't know what to do.' 
When he was three-and-a-half we took him 
to New England Medical where a diagnosis 
came swiftly. What a relief to finally know. I 
had read every book recommended for nor- 
mal children and nothing helped. I was 
beginning to feel like a complete failure. 
There is solace in knowing it isn't your fault 
and that there is support out there. Now he 
is thriving in kindergarten with special assis- 
tance in the classroom and lots of love from 
everyone around him. After Julian, I was sure 
we would not have another child, then came 
the surprise we call Aiden (now three years 



old)! I am so glad he found his way to our 
family. He is a joy and completely healthy. If 
anyone out there is dealing with an autistic 
or special needs child, I would love to hear 
from you. Actually, I would like to hear from 
anyone, for any reason. My email is 
carla_english@comcast.net I hope to see 
many of you at the reunion next summer. 
Be well!" 

Jeff" Katz checked in with: "A lot's hap- 
pened to me since our 15th reunion so I 
thought I'd chime in ...After my divorce I 
bought a condo in the Back Bay of Boston. 
I lived there for two years. While there, I met 
my new wife Lisa. We got married in 
September of '04 on the Cape and bought a 
house in Beverly. After two years we decid- 
ed that we had had enough of the 'rat race' 
in/around Boston, so we moved ...to a town 
just outside ofTelluride, Colorado. We now 
live on a golf course, surrounded by moun- 
tains, at 8,000 feet above sea level. And I was 
able to keep my job as a programmer at MFS 
in Boston, so now I telecommute from 
home in CO. I'm also a volunteer fireman. 
But the best news is that Lisa and I are 
expecting our first child in June. 
Unfortunately that means I won't be able to 
attend the reunion, but I look forward to 
hearing about it in The Archon." 

Pam (Chase) Paradee writes, and she 
hopes you are sitting down for this one: "I 
know it's been a while since I've written. 
Our family has been a bit preoccupied since 
this past August. I was diagnosed with stage 
three Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Having just 
run the Burlington marathon, 'shocked' can't 
begin to describe when doctors discovered a 
softball size tumor in my chest. I have been 
undergoing some intense chemo since 
August and responding quite well. However 
in the beginning of January, the cancer took 
a detour and stopped responding and actual- 
ly started growing. My treatment course 
immediately changed to high dose chemo 
and a stem cell transplant. I believe so 
strongly that this will do it for good and I 
will be cancer free soon! Our family, friends, 
and communities we live and work in have 
been beyond supportive and have carried us 
through so far. Our children are the 
most amazing little things through all 
this and have powered our positive 
energy. Keep positive thoughts coming our 



The Archon ~ Spring 2007 



way, and see you in June! My email is tptspa- 
radee@yahoo.com and blog site www.pam- 
paradee.blogspot.com." 

Pam, you are absolutely in all of our 
thoughts. 

Twenty years. If anyone knows how 
that happened, please fill me in. June 8-10 
2007 is Reunion Weekend. Come for a 
night, come for a day, or come for all of it. It 
will be a beautiful, sunny weekend in 
Byfield, as it cannot possibly rain for every 
alumni function, and people will be happy to 
see you. Come to reconnect, to hang out, to 
have some laughs with some OLD friends. 
But, please, just come. See you then. 



iq88 



Class ofl988 

Deana D. Boyages 

1911 Cambridge Blvd. 

Upper Arlington, OH 43221 

dboyages @msn . com 

Well, guys, I [Deana Boyages], took a 
completely different tactic and sought out 
those of you that had email addresses! It 
worked pretty well. If you see this message 
and are feeling badly that I do not have 
YOUR email address then please send it 
along. Even though we still get the cards, I 
am happy to track you all down and get 
some info on you when it is "time." I got 
some great updates and have included them 
below, of course. As for me, my family is on 
the move again, this time to Cleveland. I am 
actually looking forward to moving up to 
the "mistake by the lake" as Ohioans so lov- 
ingly refer to the city. It is more "New 
Englandy," they get snow, have diversity, have 
good schools, and perhaps more importantly, 
it is a big blue section of Ohio. I will look 
forward to welcoming all of the presidential 
hopefuls to the heartland and maybe even 
pick a campaign to volunteer for this time 
around. My girls are all in school for a full 
day and they are so much fun. I do miss 
them during the day, and look forward to the 
school vacations, but time has passed so 
quickly and the teenage years are right 
around the corner. For now I am reveling in 
my "coolness" and that they still want to be 
around me! I can't wait to see all of you and 
your children and significant others. So 
much has changed that much is true, but I 
still feel like 18! 

Now for you all, wait until you see 



who sent in info! 
Christian Zabriskie, 

Zabs to all of us, is 
always so funny to 
hear from. When I 
emailed him, he was 
on the computer so I 
got a few additional 
details, as well as this 
request that made me 
laugh out loud... "do 
me a favor and 
edit/redact my stories 
so that I don't sound 
like a colossal, full of 
myself jackass!" Now 
I do not edit, but 
Zabs has a spelling 
error that MS Word 
corrected! This was 
what he wrote in the 
first place. . .: "Yeah, I 

am logged on at work, part of the next gen- 
eration librarian thing is to be a complete 
information junky. Don't have any fun new 
pics of the boat. I am including one which 
might be fun for you. It shows where the 
ceiling of our bedroom collapsed (while we 
were in bed, no less) during a Class 1 hurri- 
cane that hit the island. [Okay, so the picture 
is of collapsed ceiling, but I did note that the 
ceiling fan only had one blade left, which we 
joked about on a few extra emails.] Having 
lived in Florida, I was pretty blase about hur- 
ricanes but when you live in the middle of 
the Atlantic on an island 26 miles long and 
four miles wide at its widest (the part that I 
am on is about a quarter of a mile wide), 
then hurricanes pack an entirely different 
punch. This happened during the height of 
the storm. We got it all cleaned up, then 
spent three hours saving a friend's boat, 
which had been blown onto the rocks. 
Swimming a line out to the boat, then rig- 
ging a cradle to keep the thing afloat while 
the storm was still going has got to be one of 
the more adventurous things I have done in 
a long, long time. We are going to be leaving 
Bermuda in the spring, my contract will be 
running out and a local whom I have been 
coaching through her degree will be taking 
over my spot (nothing like mentoring your 
way out of a job). Vicky and I plan on mak- 
ing a move to New York City." So I thought 
that all sounded perfectly fine, and I could 
imagine Chris sitting across from me telling 
us all that, so other than a few spelling cor- 




Andy and Kate Noel '88 and children: (from left to right) Andrew, 
Lucy and AJ. 



rections, it is just as I saw it. It will be great 
to have you closer so that we may be able to 
see you at our 25th reunion... good plan- 
ning???! 

Now, like death and taxes, I can always 
count on our Yearbook Coordinator to send 
a note and a picture. Hope it makes the cut. 
Andy writes in the third person, like a 
Seinfeld episode: "Quick update on the 
Noels. All's well in Wallingford, Connecticut 
with Andy Noel and family. Enjoyed the 
holidays in New Hampshire at a home we 
have in Eastman, a community association in 
Grantham, New Hampshire. Hoping for 
either snow for skiing or cold for skating on 
the lake but neither happened this holiday. 
Enjoyed hikes in the woods and relaxing 
around the woodstove fire. Hoping to get 
the crew of D'Orio (Chris), Sullivan 
(Derek), Moody (Alex) and Lydon 
(Kevin) [Do you guys still call each other by 
your last names?] to the house this summer 
for some swimming and family fun. Hoping 
all Class of 88's are doing well out there! Pic 
of family mountain climbing this summer 
near our home in New Hampshire 
attached." I know that Chris is busy with his 
boys and hockey this winter. He still plays 
too. It is at our age when you hear about 
knees and everything else falling apart! 
Since we only hear from him OCCASION- 
ALLY, I am not exactly sure how he is hold- 
ing up this winter. Get the hint there, dude?! 
I know you read these notes, how about 
helping a friend out! I heard also from Jill 



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class notes 




Todd O'Brien's '88 son Liam almost two 
years old. 

Goldman Miller this rime. She is still in the 
area and has a business of her own . . . 
"Things are going great here. My husband 
Andrew and I are living in Norton, Mass. 
with our two children. Noah. 4. and Keaton 
(a girl!). 3. On our way up to New 

Hampshire to visit family friends last spring. 
I persuaded Andrew to take a little detour 
and visit GDA (which he and the kids had- 
n't yet seen) and Newburyport. We were 
pleasantly surprised to see hundreds of peo- 
ple, cars, tents, and even grads jumping the 
wall! Obviously, we had no idea it was grad- 
uation weekend.... What a bonus. It was so 
nice to take a stroll down memory lane and 
see even-thing that's been going on around 
campus! The kids were so proud to see 
"mommy's schoo'! I am keeping very busy 
with two businesses: Jill Miller Designs, in 
which I specialize in decorative painting and 
faux finishing, as well as KOKOON, a chic 
women's boutique clothing line that I sell 
through both Trunk Shows and Personal 
Shopping by Appointment. I'd love to help 
any alums with faux painting or interior 
design projects... Feel free to drop me a note 
at jillmill. design (S/ comcast. net!" Now I am 
not sure that when the Trustees were consid- 
ering names "Mommy's School" was in the 
running but it does have a certain ring to it! 

As if just in from a rather long respite, 
Shawn Gager decided to break her stale- 
mate and give us some info too. "Just a quick 
note to let you know what I am up to these 
days. I am a Senior Consultant with 
DarwinSuzsoft in Wakefield, MA. I have 
been in consulting for ten years and focus 



primarily on Process Re-engineering and 
Change Management. It is exciting work 
but the travel can be daunting. While most 
of the travel is in the contiguous U.S., I did 
get to spend seven months living and 
working in Honolulu, HI for 
Kamehameha Schools. While there, I got 
to spend time on all of the islands and see 
amazing things like active lava flowing 
from the Mauna Kea volcano on the Big 
Island to a shark feeding-frenzy (from 
inside a cage) off of Oahu. I am still play- 
ing and coaching hockey as much as time 
permits. I play in some local men's leagues 
and coach the Brookwood/Shore 
Country Day School combined team. We 
have boys and girls on the squad and are 
having a blast. Otherwise, I am trying to get 
in shape for a 24-hour Adventure Race this 
fall. This will be my second 24-hour race 
and my 12th race of any length. For those 
who don't know Adventure Racing is a 
combination of mountain biking, trail run- 
ning, orienteering, kayaking and ropes 
course work that can be any length from five 
hours to multi-day events. I have a team of 
three guys that I run the races with and we 
are looking to finish at least second to last :-) 
Additionally. I am heading to Grand Cayman 
Island again to do some diving for a week 
this spring and am excited to get back into 
the water again after patiently waiting 
through the winter here. There are great 
local dives to some neat wrecks off the 
North Shore near Gloucester, but the water 
is just too cold until summer. Personally, I 
now have a niece that I adore and am having 
fun watching her grow. Not married yet, but 
working on it!!!! I would love to hear from 
folks. Feel free to drop me a line at 
s_gager@hotmail.com." When I heard 
about Shawn's travel plans this spring I was 
wondering if we may have a mini reunion 
on the Cayman Islands. I am going there 
with my family right before she arrives. Too 
bad, it would have been fun to see her on the 
other side of the world... the sunny half! 

So that was from Shawn, but Charity 
Lombardi is a woman of fewer words: "How 
about Heather Hinrich's getting married 
tins coming May... and Ted Smith got mar- 
ried this summer! Sorry, guys, there is just 
nothing too exciting going on in my life, so 
I thought I would spread the news." Charity 



sent a picture of her dog dressed up in a 
New Year's crown and garland. Not sure if 
there is room but I sent it along anyway. It 
was cute! So, Charity, I am putting you 
before Megan who has so much news it is 
crazy. I caught her in a "talker" and she told 
us about everyone else that I do not have an 
email address for! "Ah! You caught me. I was 
just saying to Heidi Stevens last week that I 
should write you with all my news since our 
class notes have been nonexistent! Okay, I 
guess it's our fault. Sigh. Well, here goes, I'll 
spill everything I know. I've made it easy for 
you to cut and paste. By the way, if there is a 
reunion committee happening I want to 
help out with that. Everything is still pretty 
much the same in my universe. I talk to 
Heidi almost every day about such earth- 
shaking news like calcium supplements, the 
other crazy preschool moms, what's for din- 
ner, Heidi's crusade to catch speeders in her 
neighborhood (I swear she has got a police 
scanner already) [So these are the moms that 
the police talk about!!] and our favorite TV 
show, Cyberchase. [Hacker and Inez are 
HUGE in our house. Was anyone laughing at 
that?!] Actually, our fives are more exciting 
than that, but some things have to remain a 
mystery, right? There's some incentive for 
showing up at the 20th reunion that is only 
a year-and a-half away. I can't believe it. 
Aren't we all still just 18? It would be great 
if everyone got their act together and made 
an appearance. And I heard that Chris 
D'Orio will give everyone who comes a 
crisp $100 bill! What a guy! I got to visit 
Airin (Brown) McGinness at her beautiful 
place in San Francisco this past December. 
She has the cutest French bulldog with the 
sharpest teeth and an unnerving habit of 
nibbling on your toes when you are not 
expecting it. Jed Mixter did a drive through 
this past summer with his usual two-hour 
notice of his arrival! I had a great time see- 
ing him and meeting his wife, Christa. (Let's 
just say that Jed's a lucky guy and Christa 
must have the patience of a saint...) He's still 
got his growing construction business in 
Jackson, WY. He caught me up on the news 
about Brendon O' Brien, Jason McLoy 
('89) and Damon Kinzie. I talk to Lisa 
Carrigg '87 on a weekly basis, but between 
her store, Mary Jane in Newburyport, her 
daughter and my own life juggling we don't 



62 TheArchon *» Spring 2' 



get to see each other in person as often as we 
would like. Petica (Barry) Lubin moved to 
Reno, NV to pursue her lifelong dream of 
becoming a showgirl. ..I mean, get a change 
of scenery. Seriously, she did move there, and 
it sounds like she's pretty busy with freelance 
work and running marathons. Finally! An 
outlet for all that energy! I hope everyone 
out there is doing well and voting 
Democrat." So with Shawn Gager staring 
down sharks in Hawaii, Cyherchase does seem 
a bit less exciting in some way! 

And then there is some more news from 
Erin Saunders in the West: "All is well in 
Denver. My boys (ages 7 and 5) are growing 
too fast. Between school, soccer, swim class- 
es, and skiing on occasion, we stay pretty 
busy. My work at Barker Rinker Seacat 
Architecture is fun - especially the project 
type - Community Recreation buildings. I 
travel a few nights a month but my four-day 
work week makes that bearable. The Federal 
Way Community Center in the Seattle, 
Washington area will have its grand opening 
in March this year. I have two other projects 
that are heading for construction — aYMCA 
in Shawnee, Oklahoma and an addition/ren- 
ovation to the visitor center at Carlsbad 
Caverns National Park in New Mexico. Still 
in the design process is the Ray and Joan 
Kroc Community Center in Coeur d'Alene, 
Idaho. That one will be 60k s.f of gym, fit- 
ness, jogging track, lap pools and an indoor 
water park and another 40-50k s.f. of Chapel 
and community spaces. The McDonald's 
founder gifted a sizable donation to the 
Salvation Army to build community recre- 
ation facilities around the country. The one 
for Coeur d'Alene I'm involved with prom- 
ises to be really special. Finally, my sister 
Jennifer ('92) is getting married this June. I 
hope to see a lot of GDA Alum, when I'm 
home, but if anyone is coming through the 
Denver area drop me an e-mail 
ekbgob@aol.com. I'd love to see you." 

And now for our Class Notes' 
"Outlaws." You know those that have, I 
don't know. . . NEVER written in! But here 
they are now and I have their email address- 
es, so hopefully we won't lose them 
again... #1 Jill Packard Plumer: "Hi! My 
bad for not writing! I've been lazy and have 
no excuse! In a nutshell, I am living in 
Bedford, NH with my husband of six years 
and our German Shepherd... no kids yet. 
Next time I write I'll either be pregnant or 



have a five-year-old! [Not if I am doing my 
job... besides the reunion is only in two 
years so if you get pregnant before then you 
won't even have to write in to tell us about 
it, you can just BRING the baby and we will 
all put two and two together! Sound like a 
plan? Just trying to be a good Class 
Secretary, always planning!! :)] I am enjoy- 
ing my two-year-old nephew a lot and can 
only hope that our kids are as well-behaved 
and adorable as he is. Anyway, I'm working 
as a psychotherapist in Manchester, NH and 
really love my job. I met up with Jenny 
Reynolds over Christmas and she is doing 
great in Austin, TX and still plugging away at 
her music career. That's about it. I'll try to 
be better at writing. Hello to all!" I am 
sorry that I almost forgot Jenny emailed in 
too. She also mentioned seeing Jill, so I 
guess it is really true. Not that I was think- 
ing that since Jill has never written in it 
wouldn't be true, although she is a "psycho" 

therapist by her own admission hmm- 

mmmmm Sorry, heeeerrrrrrrre's Jenny 
Reynolds: "Thanks for emailing... email is so 
much easier. Things are good here in Austin, 
TX, where there are more guitars than peo- 
ple (ain't that nice?). Saw Jill (Packard) 
Plumer over the holidays, which was fun. 
Probably releasing another CD this year, 
which will be recorded here in the Live 
Music Capital of the World. Take care." Now 
for our #2 outlaw... Annie Weitzman 
Kandel. Even though she was in my wed- 
ding and one of my best friends, I lost track 
of her for awhile and she managed to move 
back to the East Coast AND have a third 
baby that I didn't know about! Here is some 
scoop: "We moved from CO to Haverford, 
PA in August for a job at the Haverford 
School. Anthony is Head of Upper School. 
It is a great place - all boys K-12. Matthew 
started kindergarten and loves it. Abby (sec- 
ond grade) goes to an all-girls school in 
Byrn Mawr. Allison, 2, is at a nursery school 
at Haverford. I coached some field hockey 
and basketball at Abby s school and just start- 
ed a part-time job at ESF summer camps. 
We bought our first house this December in 
Dover, VT Near the ski slopes, ten acres of 
land - it is a total getaway. I am putting in 
some work to update it but mostly it is a 
good house." And finally #3... Dr. 
Michelle LaFlamme!!!!! "We finally got out 
of the south. We now live in Newburyport, 
and are loving it. My daughter McKenzie, 
now 4, calls it "Cranberryport," and my son 



Noah loves being near grandparents and 
great grandparents. My sister and her hus- 
band, Jason Uttam ( 1991), just welcomed 
their first baby, a boy, last month. I now 
work at Anna Jaques. My husband is still in 
the Air Force. We call him Major Daddy. 
Only two more years to go, and then he'll 
open his own practice here. I hope now to 
be able to get reconnected with some of you 
who are also in the area." 

That's all for now. Please keep writing. 
If you haven't ever written it is never too late 
to break your streak. Email me anytime you 
can and I will try not to lose the email before 
the notes. I have a list of all of your emails 
that I can bulk mail to so drop a line!! Oops, 
just found another email that I didn't 
include. From the examination table of Dr. 
Todd O'Brien: "No major updates. 
Practice is going great. I've really enjoyed 
being in practice. Our son, Liam, will be two 
in March. I attached a recent photo. He 
certainly makes it all fun. I did get back to 
GDA for the alumni basketball game to 
honor Metz. Steve Metz has stepped down 
as coach after all these years and wins. It was 
the best alumni turnout ever. We had 20- 
plus alumni. It was good to be back for a lit- 
tle while." Great to visit and not have any 
homework due to show for it. . . Do you still 
write so neatly, or are you all "doctor scrib- 
ble" now!!? That's really it now! Bye! Send 
an email, dboyages@msn.com... Do it now, 
don't wait, you will forget if you wait! 



#~ ! 



89 



Class of 1989 

Kristin A. Brown 

Cambridge School of Weston 

45 Georgin Road 

Weston, MA 02493 

(781) 893-3523 

kbrown @pingree. org 

Greetings, classmates! I am writing this 
as the Red Sox equipment truck heads off to 
Florida to meet up with pitchers and catch- 
ers who start their workouts in the next few 
days. Here's to a great season for the Sox and 
their fans! I am sorry to say that this will not 
be a very newsy column because I did not 
hear from many of you this time around. I 
did get card with an update about Cate 
MacLaughlin from her mom. She and her 
husband are living in Vermont with their one 
child who is close to two. Jenn Ashare 



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class notes 




Eric Lacroix knows the meaning 
of success. After graduating from 
Governor Dummer Academy in 
1990, Eric moved on to play in the 
NHL. 

Playing in the NHL was "like any other job. 
You gotta be ready. You have to be ready physically." 
That, according to Lacroix, is what separates the job 
from "that of, say, a lawyer," someone who doesn't 
necessarily have to be in tip-top shape physically A 
career in the NHL "is great, but there's a lot of effort 
and sacrifice that you put into it." 

After retiring, Lacroix "went back to Denver 
and jumped on the coaching staff of the Colorado 
Avalanche." After a few seasons he moved to their 
front office. He found the transition from player to 
coach an "easy one." When a club became available 
for expansion around 2003, he jumped at the oppor- 
tunity to own a team. His Arizona Sundogs play in 
the CHL, are affiliated with the Colorado Avalanche, 
and currently have "five or six guys who are under 
contract with the Avs." 

Lacroix fondly remembers his time at GDA. At 
the Academy, "I developed life long friends." Lacroix 
returned to the school with his wife, Jill, about six 
years ago, while on the Ail-Star Break. The visit 
reminded him of the wonderful faculty and friends 
who helped him through the place. Upon entering 
the school "I was just a shy kid from Montreal, who 
wasn't real outgoing." Evidently he overcame this 
shyness and he credits GDA as a "pivotal time in [his] 
life." 

In an exclusive telephone interview with Matt Fisch '08, 
Lacroix discussed his time at the Academy as well as his 
tenure in the National Hockey League. To read the com- 
plete interview, go to www.thegovernorsacademy.org, 
then to Alumni, and Alumni News. 



wrote to say, "Life is a lot less 
exciting with a child. No more 
late night partying with celebs 
who request anonymity! Ian is 
almost nine months old, has eight 
teeth and is almost ready to walk. 
(I imagine he is walking all over 
the place at the time most of you 
are reading this column.) I am 
probably a bit biased but I think 
he is adorable! We take swim- 
ming lessons, gym class, music 
class and have playgroup — we 
keep busy! We just went to 
Disney World with the whole 
Ashare family and Ian had a great 
time. I am really looking forward 
to Jess's wedding and all the fes- 
tivities surrounding it." Jessica 
Clapp and her fiance Richard 
will be married in June up in the 
Adirondacks. Jenn, Ashley 
Newbert and I will be enjoying 
a weekend up in Vermont to cel- 
ebrate Jessica's upcoming nuptials 
and are really looking forward to 
the wedding itself. Ashley has 
moved back to the Newburyport 
area and she is enjoying her new 
role as an aunt to her brother's 
Stratton Newbert '91 new 
son, Theo. Jessica (Cowles) 
Pidgeon and her family are cur- 
rently living in Hanoi, Vietnam 
where she is keeping very busy 
with a full time job working in 
the admissions office of the U.N. 
School of Hanoi. As for me, 
Aaron and I are enjoying every 
minute with our daughter Sarah 
(16 months). I am still working at 
Pingree and, in addition to teach- 
ing history, I am also a college 
counselor. I am very glad I am 
not going through the college 
process now! I am sorry I don't 
have more news to share with 
you. It would be great to hear 
from some of you long lost class- 
mates! Please send me an e-mail 
or mail in your postcard with an 
update. Enjoy the spring! 




Nicolle E DelliColli 

311 Lowell Street Apt. 2116 

Andover, MA 01810 

978-886-2456 

ndellicolli@aol. com 

News comes first from Kerry 
(Campbell) Morrison who 
writes: "Things here are good. Busy 
with my two boys - Lou (2) and 
Campbell (7 months). Planning on 
an annual get together weekend 
with Grayson Coale, Molly Frey, 
Kathryn Barbieri, Carrie O' 
Keefe Hunter '89 and Alison 
Magee Campbell '89. Should be 
fun." Have a blast, Kerry. Say "Hi" 
to the group and make sure to take 
pictures to send in! 

I'd like to believe it is my influ- 
ential letters bringing our long, lost 
classmates back to their roots, if 
even for a moment. Without fur- 
ther ego or ado, it is my pleasure to 
introduce (reintroduce) Mr. Pat 
Plante: "I believe that this is the 
first time I've sent anything in since 
GDA, and although I have nothing 
drastic to report I figured that since 
I always enjoy reading about the 
adventures of others I would submit 
some of my own. I have been back 
in New England for the last few 
years after spending a few years each 
in New York and Philadelphia 
working for Converse. I spent the 
last four years in the mortgage busi- 
ness and left that in the fall to go to 
law school. One semester down 
and two-and-a-half years to go. I 
always sort of figured I'd be hiring a 
lawyer rather than becoming one, 
but I guess we all grow up eventu- 
ally. I'm living in Andover (I think 
I'm right up the street from you) 
and am enjoying being a student 
again after all this time. I am also a 
proud uncle to Tom's two beautiful 
kids. Wow, more than 15 years in a 
few sentences. I've got to get out 
more." Congrats, Pat (and Tom), 
and welcome back. 



64 




Christian Chase Yeagley was born on December 4, 2006 to 
Chris '93 and Isabel Yeagley 



Finally, my dear friend and your former 
class secretary, Robin Remick, reports: "A 
quick recap of the last two years for me: In 
April 2005, I gave birth to my first child - Newburyport while Karen is juggling moth 



have no excuses! 
Cathy Burgess reports 
that she has left her 
post with Evergreen 
Investments after many 
years and was named 
the regional Vice 
President of New 
England for Dreyfus 
Investments. I had the 
joy/adventure of team- 
ing up with Karen 
Queen Stern and 
Catherine Batchelder 
for lunch with their 
four children (Karen 
has one and Catherine 
has three). Lunch with 
three adults and four 
kids, ages ranging from 
four years to three 
months, was interesting to say the least. 
Catherine is readjusting to winters back in 
the northeast and enjoying life in 



Claire Alden Wille. She was a great baby and 
has turned into a delightful toddler. I took a 
month off after Claire was born and then 
resumed my work as an attorney, where I 
had been practicing real estate law, focusing 
almost exclusively on new real estate devel- 
opments in New York City. The pace proved 
too hectic, so I left my practice last summer 
and am now enjoying more time with Claire 
and using my legal experience to assist in 
several charitable and philanthropic organi- 
zations." 

Thanks for your notes, Kerry, Pat and 
Robin. And Congrats! And thank YOU for 
your interest in the Class of 1990. Until next 
time.. . 



erhood and working part time. All their kids 
are amazing and I think the only one who 
really needed a nap after the get together was 
me! And speaking of babies, just in time for 
The Archon deadline. ...Stratton and 
Eunice Newbert announce the arrival of 
their first child, a son, Theodore Yoon Yim 
Newbert, akaTheo, arrived on February 5th. 
Congratulations to the Newbert family! 



QQ2 



1991 



Class of 1992 

Catharine A. Firenze 

44 Dean Street 

Belmont, MA 02478 

cufirenze@gmail.com 



15th Class Reunion 



Class of 1991 

Nicole F LaTour 

9 Worcester Street 

Boston, MA 02118 

(617) 267-2008 

nicolelatour@earthlink.net 

Well, it is freezing in Boston as I write 
this and so cold it is hard to motivate to do 
much of anything, which may explain why I 
heard from virtually no one this time 
around If you live in warmer climates, you 



June 8, 9, 10, 2007 



Hi, everyone. The winter has been busy 
for the Class of 1992 - too busy to write for 
many! More exciting baby news to report 
. . . Nicole Bellaire Downer and her hus- 
band, Chris, are enjoying their third, Olivia 
Grace, born on June 19th. She joins her 
two older sisters, Abby and Michaela. Devin 
Sullivan and his wife, Ally, are expecting 
their first in July. They are still living in the 



South End and are looking forward to the 
next step. 

I hope your calendars are marked for 
our 15th reunion this June, which promises 
to be a good time. Contact The Academy if 
you'd like to help plan it - but at the very 
least, mark your calendars for the weekend of 
June 8-10. 



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Class of 1993 

Ingrid A. Cunney 

33 Windsor Avenue 

Lynn, MA 01902-1128 

781-842-1150 

icunney@aol.com 

Shawn T. Markey 

1 Elm Street 

Byfield,MA 01922 

978-499-4959 

smarkey@govsacademy org 

It's time to start reserving your spaces 
for the 262nd commencement at The 
Governor's Academy in 2025 now that the 
baby boom of the Class of 1993 is in full 
swing. I wish we could have put all of the 
beautiful new faces in this addition, but we 
would have needed a huge donation to the 
Capital Campaign just to publish such a doc- 
ument. Here's what's happening around the 
class: Jeremy Lyons and his wife are doting 
over their newborn baby girl, Emelie Jean, 
who was born December 13. Things are still 
going well for the Lyons out in San Diego 
where Jeremy is a commercial insurance bro- 
ker. Mixing with his fellow Irishmen in 
South Boston, Jim Walsh, and his bride of 
two years, Carolyn, celebrated the birth of 
their daughter, Kate (pictured), in October. 
Walshy is working at Smith Barney in 
Boston and keeps in touch with Mike 
Nadeau and Chris Yeagley . As forYeags, he 
is another proud new father. He and Isabel 
just had a baby boy in December, Christian 
Chase Yeagley. Someone told me that he 
recently started a side job as a DJ working 
under the cover "Tunes 4 U" Hopefully, he 
hasn't taken to karaoke! Falling under the 
newlywed category, Betsy Cullen (Lee) 
checked in to report that she just celebrated 
her one-year anniversary and is living in the 
DC area with her professional soccer player 
turned sports agent husband. Betsy is loving 
life as an agent for models and stylists and 
would love to get in touch with some of the 



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Kate Walsh was born in October, 2006 to Jim '93 and Carolyn 
Walsh 



old guard. She can be reached at bet- 
sylee2@aol.com. 

Use Abusamra has changed boroughs 
in NYC and is now the Associate Director of 
College Counseling at Riverdale Country 
School in Riverdale, NY. Fit as a fiddle, she 
is once again training for some upcoming 
marathons. Dana Pascucci has also changed 
jobs and is working a trade desk at E Trade. 
Procreation is also running rampant at his 
home in New Jersey where he and his bride 
have an 18-month-old, Matthew, and anoth- 
er on the way. Dana was happy to hear that 
the "scucc" defense was alive and well on the 
GA gridiron and hopes that many will 
return for our 15th to relive the glory days. 
I bumped into Mark Ferrara over the holi- 
days. He is living in Boston and working 
towards an MBA at Boston University. My 
Sister-in-Arms in our attempt to reign you 
all in for our 15th, Ingrid Cunney 
(Eilertson). has three beautiful children; 
Ruby. 6, Rosie, 4, and Max, 2. She somehow 
manages to maintain a position as a nanny, of 
all things, in Rockport after school. Working 
with children is definitely in her blood! 
Please get in touch with her for our next 
issue, or to catch up, at icunney@aol.com. 
Jill Kiedaisch (Hindle) and her husband 
finally have indoor plumbing! They have 
moved from their tent residence on their 
front lawn into their gorgeous new home in 



Vermont. Eric Edholm 
is living the good life in 
Chicago where he is 
working for Pro Football 
Weekly and has recently 
signed on to write a 
biography on Steve 
Smith, the pro bowl 
wide receiver for the 
Carolina Panthers. I'll let 
you know of the release 
date of this sure to be 
NY Times bestseller. 
Unfortunately, I only 
clean out my email box 
twice a year and this 
time I know I deleted a 
response or two from 
some of you. Please 
except my sincere apol- 
ogy and rest assured you 
will be included in the 

next addition should you reply. My best to 

you all! 



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Class of 1994 
Kristen Marvin Hughes 
5649 Colbath Avenue 

Van Suys, CA 91401-4725 

818 780-1309 

kris.Jiuglies@sbcglobal.net 

Beth (Pascucci) Nassar wrote to say 
that she is doing well, living in North 
Andover with her husband, Ben. They 
recently had an adorable baby girl they 
named Chase. I have to thank Beth because 
she is the only one in the class of 1994 who 
wrote in. Doesn't our column look sad? 
Looking forward to hearing from more of 
vou next time... 



1995 
1996 



Class of 1995 
Need Secretary 



Janna De Risi 

Southdown Landing 

3 Ladder Court 



Huntington, NY 11743 

(631) 659-3036 

jannaderisi@hotniail.com 

Jeffrey R. LaBelle 

2835 North Cambridge Avenue #1 

Chicago, IL 60657 

labejef@gmail.com 

Classmates, I have to say I was very dis- 
appointed this time around when I only 
received three responses to my request for 
news for The Archon.You know you are all 
reading it right now to see what everyone 
else is up to so why not fill us in on what is 
going on in your life! I didn't even get a 
postcard from Jason Rivera who is my old 
laithful usually having to send an envelope 
with a letter full of info — Jason, where are 
you?! I did, however, hear from a new addi- 
tion to The Archon. only a "stone's" throw 
away from me down in New York Ryan 
Martin. Ryan writes: "After ten years of pro- 
crastination. I figured now was as good a 
time as any to provide an update on what's 
happening in the life of Ryan Martin, for 
those of you that want to know. 2007 finds 
me married to my wonderful wife, Alexa 
Papazian (Union College Class of 2000), liv- 
ing in Westchester County and working 
in NYC for a great independent research 
company called CreditSights (www. credit- 
sights. com). Adventures since 1996? Who 
hasn't had a few of them? Tim-may! Tim 
Gould '95. best man in my wedding, can fill 
you in on what night lite was like at Union 
as he frequented the campus often during 
my time there. Some oi top highlights 
include: skydiving (1999), running the 
Boston Marathon (1999). AU-Star game @ 
Fenway Park (1999), graduating from Union 
in 2000 with a BS in Industrial Economics, 
traveling across the country visiting National 
Parks with Alexa after graduation ('The 
Narrows' @ Zion in Utah is a must do!), 
lived in Beacon Hill and worked at State 
Street Corporation for close to five years, 
saw the Pats win the 2004 Super Bowl in 
Houston (A huge thanks to Sells for the 
extra post game party tix! Hit me up for 
additional details on the performances ot 
Kid Rock, Aerosmith or Snoop Dogg along 
with interactions with Tom Brady. Troy 
Brown. Joe Andruzzi. etc. at the post game 
party), moved to NY during the summer of 



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2004 to take a job with CreditSights and got 
married in the fall of 2004, the night of 
Game Three of the ALCS, Sox lose 19-8 to 
Yanks only to win the next 
eight in a row and be crowned 
Champions of the World. Alexa 
and I are responsible for break- 
ing 'the curse' by joining togeth- 
er Yankee (her family) and Sox 
fans at our wedding. You'll also 
be happy to know I turned 
Alexa into a Red Sox fan, 
thanks to our many trips to 
Fenway during our time in 
Boston. We took a beautiful trip 
to Greece last summer where 
we visited Athens, Crete, 
Santorini and Mykonos. Much 
more to share, but I've rambled 



on long enough. If any of 
you are in or around 
the NYC and/or Westchester 
area, let's catch up - cay- 
men77@yahoo.com." 

Also recently tying the 
knot is Jane Livingston. Jane 
sent me a beautiful card with a 
picture of her and husband 
Dwayne in Key West this past 
October where they got mar- 
ried at sunrise. Jane writes: 
"Someone finally made an hon- 
est woman out of me. I am the 
luckiest woman in the world!" 
Congratulations, Jane! Another 
classmate with exciting news 
from a sunny spot is Jason 
Olbres. He and his wife just 
opened another clothing store 
in Carmel, CA, like the one 
they have been operating in 
Nantucket for the past five years. 
He also has found a new inter- 
est. He finally finished building 
his house and is selling it and 
moving on to the next house to 
do it again. Jason said he had a 
great time at Reunion and it was 
really nice to see everyone doing 
so well with their careers, family, 
etc. 

I was so disappointed to not 

be able to attend Reunion but 

my husband and I welcomed a 

baby girl on May 23rd of last 

year. Her name is Isabella and 

she is such an angel. God wouldn't send you 

two devils, we say as our four-year-old 

Hudson is a complete maniac with tons of 





Susan (Gilberg) Hullman's '97 and husband Jordon's 
daughter Lily 



energy. He never stops moving and is very 
entertaining. He loves his baby sister so 
much and the two of them are keeping me 
busier than I ever could have imagined. As 
soon as I finish writing these notes I am off 
to Beantown to celebrate the bridal shower 
of Katie Renna. Lots of GDA alums will be 
in attendance and I will be sure to collect 
plenty of news to submit about everyone in 
the next issue of The Archon. Better start 
writing in for yourselves or I will just print 
what I hear! 



Class of 1991 

Sandra T. Pad ilia 

536 West 113th Street #31 

New York, NY 10025 

(310) 254-7073 

sandy.padilla@stanfordalumni.org 



10th Class Reunion 

June 8, 9, 10, 2007 



Hello, Class of 1997. I hope all is well! 
As always, it's great to hear from you. I real- 
ly look forward to hearing from all of you at 
our upcoming ten-year reunion! Please 
remember to save the date! June 8th - 10th. 

G. M.Van Cott writes in from the West 
Coast: "Usually I don't have much to report 
but this time is an exception. I got engaged 
this past weekend to my girlfriend of three 
years, Leslie Milovic. I proposed in a little 
Italian restaurant in Santa Ynez wine country 
after a day of tasting and she said yes. We are 
anticipating a Columbus Day Weekend wed- 
ding with guests from the east and west coast 
as well as Croatia, where Leslie's family is 
from. I hope all is well. Go Govs! Wee!" 

Susan (Gilberg) Hullman writes: "So 
excited to report that my brother Jeff and his 
wife Alyson had the cutest baby girl, Evelyn 
(Lynn), on January 22nd. She is healthy and 
beautiful. I am especially excited about Jeff's 
baby, because we will both have kids in 
school together, as I am expecting my sec- 
ond daughter this spring. I hope everyone is 
doing well. Sad I will miss the ten-year 
reunion (will have a three-week-old baby!), 
but hope everyone has a blast." 

Ian Clyde '97 just had an opening at 



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the Middle East Cafe in Cambridge. 
To learn more about Ian and his 
work, go to his website at www.ianwilson- 
clyde.com/paintings.html or call the Middle 
East at 617-864-EAST to find out about the 
exhibit. 



1998 



Elizabeth E. Erickson 

888 Main Street Apt. 402 

New York, NY 10044-0217 

617-254-6225 

ericksone_e@mac. com 

Greetings, '98! 2006 was quite a year 
for your little class secretary. After graduat- 
ing from law school in May, I moved to 
New York City, where I studied for and 
took the bar exam in New York and 
Massachusetts. On September 16, 2006, I 
married Jeffrey Rhett Escobar. Among our 
wedding guests were fellow GDA folks Tali 
(Jamieson) McBride, Jeremy Devaney, 
Stoddard Panall, Josh Freeman '00, Ben 
'62 and Ellen Jameson P'00, Susan Chase, 
Academy librarian, Thomas Taylor '67, 
and maid-of-honor Holly Erickson '00. I 
was admitted to practice to the Supreme 
Judicial Court of Massachusetts in 
November and having passed the bar, am 
pending admission to the Second Appellate 
Department in New York. Finally, I am 
commuting everyday to Monmouth 
County, New Jersey, where I am the law 
clerk to the Honorable Ronald L. Reisner, 
S.J.C. Phew! Although I only had the 
opportunity to speak with them briefly, I 
ran into Bob Sims '99 and Kevin 
McDormand at Starbucks on Boylston 
Street during the Marathon last April — 
What a coincidence! Jessica Savage called 
me with happy news, reporting she has 
become engaged to her long-time 
boyfriend, Chris Anderson. They are plan- 
ning a wedding for September 2007. 

Jocie Mueller reports that she moved 
to Brooklyn, NY this summer to start a job 
teaching English at the Green School, a 
school designed around environmentalism 
and sustainability. She states she is excited 
about Brooklyn and the new job, but she 
misses New Hampshire and her job. Hilary 
St. Jean has finally finished touring with the 
Rolling Stones, after one-and-a-half years. 



She now works with Barbara Streisand and 
the Dancing with the Stars tour — very differ- 
ent from her normal rock n' roll tours! 
Although she does not often have opportu- 
nity to see GDA folks, but she does take a 
minute to visit Gabe Wayne every time she 
travels through Washington, D.C. She 
reports that Gabe is doing well, starting to 
consider business school. Jillian Welenc 
continues to work at Children's Hospital in 
Boston, preparing to start her second year of 
grad school for her Master's degree in 
Interior Design. Work and school keep her 
very busy and she looks forward to gradua- 
tion in summer 2008. She anticipates mov- 
ing to NYC to begin her interior design 
career. She has seen Caitlin Marino a few 
times and also Pat Carey '99, Jim Meniates 
'99, Harry Dolan '99, Sarah Avalon '99, 
Cian O'Neil '99, and Ben Mitchell '97. 
Finally, Philip Venturelli wrote that he is 
pursuing a doctoral degree in physics and 
math at UCLA while also working as an 
engineer. He enjoys skiing, mountain 
climbing, and wilderness trekking. 



1999 



Class of 1999 

Jessica S. Zaplin 

511 East Broadway 

Boston, MA 02127 

(617) 797-5134 

jessrz 66@hotmail. com 

Hi, Class of '99! I am missing hearing 
from all of you. I am still in Boston, but now 
emersed in the house hunting world. 
Apparently, Mike Porter is the only one 
with exciting news. ...He is still living in 
Shang Hai and loving every minute of it. 
You can email Mike at: mporterjr.@jump- 
source.com. 

Be well. 



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Class of 2000 

Catherine E. Correia 

7624 SW 58th Lane #236 

Gainsville, EL 32608 

Catherine. corrcia(ahmail. com 



Hi, Class of 2000! 

I hope these notes find you all well. I 
am keeping busy in Florida between my job, 
playing tennis, and training for a half 
marathon in Seaside, FL (Aren't you proud, 
Abu?!?). My recent running has really 
brought back many great memories of the 
girls cross country team, long runs through 
Maudslay, and what it feels like to think 'oh 
it's an easy day, I'm only going to run five 
miles'. 

Congratulations to Tatiana Harrison 
who was published in Newsweek's online 
"My Turn" column. The article is titled 
"Loving the Enemy." She spent some time 
over Christmas with her family and saw Jess 
Rybicki '01 and her fiance Chris Galat. 
Simon Panall wrote in to say, "I'm working 
in New York harbor for Moran Towing. I'm 
a deckhand on a tugboat and I'm working 
on getting my Captain's license. I mostly 
stay in the harbor, but in early January I flew 
down to Panama and bought a tug up to 
Tampa, FL. I'm getting to travel a bit and I 
love being out on the water all the time." 
Elizabeth Turnbull is currently working as 
a tour guide of the world and learning the 
culture and history of the locations that she 
is visiting. Right now, Elizabeth is off for 
Egypt and Jordan followed by trips to the 
Galapagos, Machu Pichu, Brunei, and Hong 
Kong this spring. 

Kempton Randolph says, "I'm in my 
last semester at the University of Vermont's 
graduate program in Historic Preservation. 
Along with a fellow grad student, I'm just 
getting started setting up my own Historic 
Preservation Consulting Firm out of the 
Montpelier area. We'll be doing both physi- 
cal preservation work as well as consulting 
and specialties architectural conservation 
services." Emily Sears is currently living in 
Portland, Maine and is going to the 
University of New England for nursing. She 
would like to wish everyone a happy and 
healthy new year! Arnold Ross writes: "I 
bought a house in Woburn and am enjoying 
having no life due to maintenance. I have 
had to call my parents several times to apol- 
ogize for myself growing up... not turning 
off lights and wasting electricity now that I 
know the costs of those habits." Yori Senser 
writes: "Happy New Year, everyone! I am 



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Peter Bragdon greets Nino Balestrieri '01 upon Nino's 
return from a fire 



still teaching and in my spare time I am try- 
ing to plan and save some extra money in 
hopes of finally getting to drive cross coun- 
try this year (leaving August/September). I 
tried to go last year and it didn't pan out so 
I'm starting early this year. I'd love to hear 
from GDA folks who live along the way who 
might be willing to show me around their 
town. All the best wishes to my classmates 
for 2007." 

Holly Erickson moved to NYC in 
August. She lives on the Upper West Side. 
She has worked at several fascinating projects 
during her residence there: managing the red 
carpet for the Tribeca Film Festival; assisting 
in the architectural planning and interior 
design of a "green" school; hanging a poster 
exhibit for the Foundation for 
Contemporary Art with renowned artist, 
Jasper Johns; and interning at Christy's auc- 
tion house. She currently works for 
Innovative Philanthropy as a project manag- 
er for the "Kids for Kids Family Carnival" to 
benefit the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatrics AIDS 
Foundation. 



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Maria E. Moore 
2700 Ambassador Caffery Parkway 

Apt. 122 

Lafayette, LA 70506 

630-231-5753 

Babsmool9@aol.com 

Hey, everyone! I hope you all are doing 
great. I am still down here in Louisiana. My 



husband and I are busy pack- 
ing and planning to move 
into our house! We got a 
new dog named Guinness 
and I am currently doing the 
job search thing! 

Justin Becker writes: 
"Hey, guys, sorry I missed 
our reunion, but a little busy 
fighting for our country. 
I'm a Second Lt. U.S. 
Army Military Intelligence, 
currently serving in 

Iraq! Please email me at 
becksl905@yahoo.com. 
Joe Shedosky is in New 
Jersey working for a physical 
therapy hospital near home 
and just got accepted into 
the physical therapy program 
at the University of Medicine and Dentistry 
of New Jersey. Hopefully, he will be a phys- 
ical therapist in three years! Fred Fawcett 
writes: "I just moved into a new home with 
my family that my uncle built. I am assistant 
manager at our family's dry-cleaning store, 
while trying to become a professional race 
car driver. I am spending all of my money 
trying to get sponsorship or even a ride!" 
Meg Lloyd is working as a fourth grade 
teacher at the Park School in Brookline, MA. 
She had a stint as a sixth and ninth grade 
English teacher and is constantly coaching a 
hockey team. She loves it all! 

I hope you all have a great spring and 
summer and please let me know what you 
have been up to! 



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Class of 2002 

Michael G. Woods 

45 Lexington Street 

Everett, MA 02149-3406 

(617) 389-3406 

woods 2 1 7 (alexcite.com 



5th Class Reunion 

June 8, 9, 10, 2001 



Class of 2003 

Laura E. Ellison 

Williams College 

1669 Baxter Hall 

Williamstown, MA 01267 

(978) 462-4764 

07lee@williams.edu 

Michael D. O'Neill 

Connecticut College 

Box 4365, 270 Mohegan Avenue 

New London, CT 06320-4196 

(978) 462-3733 

mdone@conncoll.edu 

And now for the '03 news: 

Alison Tsao completed her undergrad 
and has been busy traveling around the 
country interviewing for medical schools. 
When not doing that she is busy 
riding as much as she can and working two 
jobs. Cardiac/physiology micro-imaging 
researcher by day, waitress by night (If this is 
the new resume you need for waitressing, 
then I am in a lot of trouble). She'll be in 
Newburyport this summer for the first time 
since leaving for college and plans to spend a 
lot of time riding. Over in Boston, Dan 
Guyton writes: "I had a great time seeing 
everyone at the Milestone Stop. I am look- 
ing forward to living in Boston next year, 
where I will be working for a strategy con- 
sulting firm. I'm enjoying my last semester 
here at BC!" In other news from the 
Berkshires, Meghan O'Malley writes: "I 
can't believe that I'm already half way 
through my senior year at Williams. It's 
amazing how quickly time flies. Although 
the fall was a somewhat stressful semester, 
since winter break, life at Williams has been 
fantastic. I recently finished my winter study 
course entitled 'Exploring Interpersonal 
Conflict', which I found to be both interest- 
ing and thought-provoking. The basketball 
season has also been going great! For the 
first time in my Williams career, we won the 
Little Three Title by finally beating Wesleyan 
on their home court! Personally, it has also 
been an exciting season. On January 16th, I 
scored my 1000th point and became the 
10th woman in Williams' basketball history 
to do so. Our current record is 16-3 and our 
season is far from over. We have the talent, 
determination, and leadership to go all of the 



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way. I am still exploring post graduation 
plans but am focusing on a career in business. 
The ideal employment would have substan- 
tial business exposure in an interesting enter- 
prise. Last summer I worked for the real 
estate operation of the Kraft Group in 
Foxboro and it was a great job that offered 
real world business experience." 

Alec Antell sent word all the way from 
France where he has been studying these past 
four months and has plans to stay there for 
the next seven months while doing 
an internship. Michael O'Neill is keeping 
very busy in his final semester at 
Connecticut College. He is an Admission 
Fellow, where he interviews prospective stu- 
dents and attends college fairs to represent 
Connecticut College. He is enjoying his 
time here and has seriously considered failing 
a class so as to prolong his time in college. 
Mike writes: "Good luck to everyone in the 
job search!" Kristen DeForrest (proudly 
getting her first update in on time) writes: 
"On this end, life as a Hoya at Georgetown 
University is hectic as always, but otherwise 
pretty darn good. Having settled on a 
Government major and English minor at the 
end of sophomore year, I actually managed 
to complete all of my course requirements 
by the end of fall 2006, but am still hanging 
around as a full-time student this spring out 
of insurance concerns and a desire to delay 
graduation just a little bit longer... After sev- 
eral seasons of wandering between clubs and 
activities (Hill internships, ballroom dancing, 
kickboxing, tutoring - a pretty schizophrenic 
mix, really), I've finally settled down... as co- 
editor of the 2007 Class Yearbook, which is 
already instilling a healthy respect for the 
work Dan Guyton and Lindsay Clunie did 
on our GDA book, not to mention a desire 
to slowly wring the necks of my neurotic 
coworkers! I also fell into a consulting job 
with a start-up non-profit based out of DC 
and South Carolina; I much prefer this to my 
previous work-study job, as it enables me to 
make business phone calls and draft official 
documents at home in my pajamas, instead of 
forcing me to get dressed up and commute 
jomewhere. If only my as-yet-unnamed job 
next year would afford me the same privi- 
leges - I'd probably never get dressed proper- 
ly again. For all of the work it has entailed, 
Georgetown has also been a lot of fun. Now 
that our basketball team is (well, okay, WAS; 



nationally-ranked again, attending games as a 
season-ticket-holder is quite a big deal, and 
we've even taken a few school-organized 
road trips to away games over the past cou- 
ple of years. To promote a bit of house unity 
within our six-person townhouse, we've 
recently instituted 'House Dinner Tuesdays', 
in which each housemate takes a turn at 
preparing a dinner for the rest of the group. 
It was my turn this past Tuesday, and I'm 
pleased to report that I didn't accidentally 
poison anybody... On the spring break front, 
I'll be traveling to Manchester, England dur- 
ing the first week of March; having studied 
abroad there in spring 2006, I made dozens 
of wonderful British friends with whom I 
still regularly keep in touch, so I'll be 
mooching off the hospitality of my (very 
excited) English mates and attending numer- 
ous reunion parties/football-watching pub 
trips and God knows what else for a solid 
nine days. My younger sister Sarah, mean- 
while, just returned from Australia broke but 
happy, so I'm pretty sure she'll be stranded 
very much at home by herself during HER 
break... although anybody that got to surf and 
feed bread to kangaroos for six months real- 
ly doesn't deserve a whole lot of sympathy. 
Good luck with the rest of senior year!" 

Jennifer Arno reports: "Doing well at 
University of Southern Maine — loving it 
there. One more hockey season — very 
exciting, but sad. Two-year captain. Will 
graduate in May with a BA in English, minor 
in education and creative writing. Off to 
grad school, hopefully in Boston. Missing all 
of you at Governor's Academy." 

And as for me, Laura Ellison, senior 
year at Williams has been hectic, but fun. 
Cross-country went really well in the 
fall. There was even a mini-GDA reunion 
at the All-New England Cross-Country 
Championships. In one race there was me, 
Gwyneth Stokes, Anya Ravitz '04, and 
Leslie Clunie '04, with Brendan Curran 
'04 competing in the men's race and Tyler 
Youngblood and Kelsey Quigley '04 
coming out to cheer. (Gwyneth won't toot 
her own horn, so I will. She has been having 
a tremendous season at B.U After running 
on her own all summer, she walked on to the 
team and made the varsity squad (top seven) 
and is now finding similar success on the 
track. Certainly kicking my butt.) During 



Williams' Winter Study period over the 
month of January, I was down in New 
Orleans working to rebuild homes with the 
St. Bernard Project. A year-and-a-half after 
Katrina and the conditions down there are 
still horrible. Walking around a lot of areas 
you would think that the flood happened 
yesterday and it is sad how little national 
attention it is getting. I am back on campus 
now, gearing up for the indoor champi- 
onship season and getting back into the 
swing of things with classes. I'm already 
looking forward to spring break, when I'll be 
heading off to Santa Barbara with the track 
team. In the meantime, I'm on the job hunt, 
(which is like a class in and of itself) and 
hope to find something in the publishing, 
public relations or advertising industries. 
Thanks to everyone who wrote in. I hope to 
hear from even more next time! Good luck 
in all your endeavors! 



2004 



Class of 2004 

Gregory M. Ceglarski 

1 Elm Street 

Byfield, MA 01922 

gceglarski@spfldcol. edu 

Lesley T. Clunie 

32 Woodland Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

lclunie@stonehill '. edu 

Kelsey M. Quigley 

13 Dunster Mail Center 

Cambridge, MA 02138 

978 462-3776 

kquiglcy@fas. harvard, edu 

For the months of September to 
November and the beginning of December, 
Jessica R. Long volunteered in the 
Dominican Republic with the DREAM 
Project. The DREAM Project is a non-prof- 
it organization that is working to provide 
quality education for people living in pover- 
ty there. It was an enriching experience, and 
now she is looking forward to heading back 
to school. Benjamin Bell says, "Hey guys — 
I hope that everyone is well! This fall I 
interned at Walden Media and got to work 
on their upcoming movie projects that 



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include Prince Caspian and Bridge to Terabithia. 
It was a very cool experience. I'll be in 
China for the spring! I'm very excited." 

Brian McGuirk '04 recently scored the 
winning goal in overtime to give Boston 
University its third straight Beanpot 
Championship. While at the Academy, Brian 
was a standout for five years, earning all 
league honors in his junior and senior years. 
In addition, he was captain in his junior and 
senior years, team MVP in 2004, ISL All 
League in 2003 and 2004, All New England 
in 2004, and he led his team to the New 
England Post Season Tournament in 2003. 

It's great to hear from you guys, as 
always; we hope that everyone is doing well 
and having great sophomore /junior years! 
Please write in and tell us how things are 
going. Happy (almost) spring! 



05 



Class of 2005 

Kelsey A. Correia 

300 Summit Street #702304 

Hartford, CT 06106 

781-245-0244 

kelsey. correia@trincoll. edu 

Ruth W. Splaine 

24 Way to the River 

West Newbury MA 01985 

978 463-4242 

rsplaine@smcvt. edu 

Greetings, Governor Dummer Academy 
Class of 2005! I, Kelsey Correia, am still at 
Trinity College loving every minute of it. 
I'm continuing in my major of Public Policy 
and Law and my minor in Spanish. I plan to 
study abroad next fall in Santiago, Chile at 
one of Trinity's Global Learning Sites. 
I'm extremely excited for that great experi- 
ence. I often see Shannon Falvey '03, 
Annie Peterman '03 and Emily Moore 
'04. Also Britney McKenna '06 is enjoying 
Trinity and she's playing ice hockey with one 
of my friends. Ruth is glad to hear from 
many of you. We hope you all made it back 
to school safely and your classes are going 
well. Ruth is taking education classes and is 
hopefully going to get to enjoy a lot of ski- 
ing this winter. 



Torie Allen is going to study abroad in 
Australia in the fall and is having a great 
lacrosse season so far. She was also able to see 
Stirling Winder '04 over winter break. 
Bobby Rudolph, Matt Ahern, and Chris 
Vansisin were in the same January Term class 
this year up at Colby. Hannah Sylvester 
transferred to UVM last semester and made 
the track team. She is currently injured but 
should be up and going for the outdoor sea- 
son and competing in the heptathlon. She 
also met up with Rebecca Kelly and 
Caroline Ott in New York City. Lindsey 
Hery, Ariel Lilly, and Daisy Martinez took 
a fun cooking class together over break. 

This coming semester, Nicole Greco 
will not be attending classes, but going out 
on co-op, which means she will work full- 
time. She is working at the Runkle 
Elementary School in Brookline, MA, and is 
very excited. She will be working as a 
teacher's assistant with the kindergarten and 
first grade, as well as other little jobs around 
the school, such as substitute teaching. She is 
really excited to get out in the classroom and 
have a break from being a student. Danielle 
Carroll is still enjoying school at Clark. She 
has decided to go pre-med and is now 
interning at a biology lab in Boston. 
Andrew Guy ton has decided to major in 
accounting. He started doing crew at 
Providence this year. Also, he has started 
brewing his own beer at home. Also at 
Providence, Amy Miller has decided to 
major in marketing. Ashley Hamel has 
moved out to Hawaii to go to school. She 
says it's amazing she will probably end up 
staying out there for a year or so after school 
is finished. She is also hoping to get an 
internship at a place called Sea Life Park 
where she would be able to work with dol- 
phins. 

Nikki Bitsack still is loving BU and 
often sees Tom Roche and Christian Peng 
walking around campus. Jen Muscatello has 
transferred into the Villanova Business 
School and is majoring in finance. She's still 
playing club lacrosse and is planning to go 
abroad to Australia next year. Tyler Gobin 
is having a great time at USC and is becom- 
ing really active in his fraternity Zeta Beta 
Tau. He loves the west coast and is looking 
for a sports internship with the Dodgers, 
Lakers, Angels or Clippers. Audrie Grigun 
is still in Edinburgh and loving it. Life in 



Scotland is a change but it is always exciting. 
Erin Reil is still enjoying Northeastern and 
is playing ice hockey. She was recently on the 
hockey east website and scored her fifth goal 
of the season. Colin O'Rourke is having a 
good time at BC and was in Rocky Horror 
Picture Show this fall and was recently cast in 
Pirates of Penzance. He's also in University 
Chorale. Last year they went to sing in 
Prague and Vienna and they're going to 
Ireland for March break. Also at BC, Meg 
Owen is continuing with elementary educa- 
tion and double majoring with communica- 
tions. She hopes to live in Boston this sum- 
mer while getting a job and taking more 
classes. 

Enjoy the rest of the year and I hope to 
hear from as many of as you as possible. 
Email Ruth at rsplaine@smcvt.edu and me 
at Kelsey.correia@trincoll.edu. Good luck 
with everything and stay in touch! 



06 



Class of 2006 

Marisa S. Frey 

16 Old Lee Road 

Newfields, NH 03856 

603-580-1555 

freym @allegheny. edu 

Margaret E. Hughes 

St. Bees School 

St. Bees, Colombia 

CA27 0DS 

802-524-4116 

emme-26@yahoo.com 

The Class of '06 has now settled in to 
their new locations throughout the country 
and the rest of the world. Many of us have 
been back to visit and have already bumped 
into each other in the hallways, classrooms, 
and out on the fields back at GDA. 

Across the pond, Charlie Grant is at 
Brighton College in Brighton, England. He 
says that he's had the chance to travel to 
Ireland and Wales and at school he's been 
playing rugby, taking art, design and technol- 
ogy, and business classes and keeping 
involved with instrumental music. The high- 
lights of his first term have been Guy Fawkes 
Day, his trip to Dublin, and getting to know 
people from different parts of the world. 
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travel a lor during vacations, including a pos- 
sible trip to Russia with the choir. He won't 
be back until July so he hopes even-body's 
having a great time at college. Emme 
Hughes is in St. Bees, England which is in 
the northwest corner of the country. She got 
to see Charlie at Thanksgiving in London 
which was a ton of fun and over the 
Christinas holidays met Caroline Delac in 
Paris which was absolute magic! A little fur- 
ther down south in Salamanca, Spain is 
where Caroline Turnbull spent her first 
semester and enjoyed it saying, "'Spain is 
beautiful and there is so much to see. I swear 
I am going back!" Caroline has moved to 
West Virginia and misses being able to see 
everyone over the holidays but says that its 
kinda fun comine back to a totallv new life 
in a new part of the country. Caroline is 
looking forward to starting college on cam- 
pus at Colby in January. Erin Connors, now 
a freshman at Brown University, was recent- 
ly named ECAC Rookie of the Week after 
helping the Bears to a 2-1-0 mark. The Bears 
defeated Northeastern (1/16), 4-1, and 
Cornell (1/20), 3-0, and narrowly lost to 
Colgate (1/19), 4-3. over the course of the 
week. Connors nearly doubled her season 
point total over the three games, picking up 
five points on two goals and three assists. Her 
best game came against Colgate, when she 
factored in on all three Brown goals, scoring 
one herself and assisting two others. She also 
picked up an assist against Northeastern and 
a goal against Cornell. 

Trinity College freshman Britney 
McKenna was named a NESCAC (New 
England Small College Athletic Conference) 
Women's Ice Hockey Player of the Week. 
This followed her team playing two solid 
games against the University of Southern 
Maine, during which McKenna contributed 
three goals and one assist. The games result- 
ed in one win and one tie and helped the 
Trinity team improve their overall record to 
6-8-1. 

It definitely sounds like it has been an 
eventful first semester! We certainly send our 
love to everyone, wish you all the best, and 
hope to get more and more updates as time 
goes by, keep in touch! 




Charlie Grant '06 in England 




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Remember what you loved about being a 
student at the Academy? Pass it on. 





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At a formative time in my life, 
The Governor's Academy provided 
me with a rich atmosphere for per- 
sonal growth. The athletic program 
taught me to win, or lose, graceful- 
ly. The classroom exposure to fine 
teachers generated sparks of interest which matured in following 
years. The formal teaching was supplemented by many acts of 
guidance and encouragement that were helpful in establishing a 
successful future direction. 

Perhaps most importantly, the leadership and personal stan- 
dards of Ted Eames and his faculty set exemplary role models of 
adult behavior. This rich environment stands out in my memo- 
ry, and has fostered lifetime friendships with many classmates. 

I believe The Governor's Academy today has maintained 
its traditional values of excellence while broadening and improv- 
ing its ability to prepare today's students for later life. I can 
think of no worthier cause for my financial support. 




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In 2002, the Academy 
created the Schoolhouse 
Society to honor those who 
establish planned gifts through 
estates, gift annuities, bequests 
and trusts for the school. 



)ear Alumni/ae, 



A gift through one's will, as John Wilson 
has kindly planned can be a meaningful 
expression of your feelings towards your 
old school and its value in continuing the 
tradition of education, opportunity, and 
experience for young hearts and minds. If 
you would like to join your classmates in 
the Schoolhouse Society by making a 
charitable bequest intention for the 
Academy, we encourage you to contact 
us. If you've already included the 
Academy in your will but haven't notified 
us, please do, so that we can thank you 
appropriately. 






John Wilson 
Class of 1956 



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Headmaster Emeritus i 

171 High Street, Exeter, NH 03833 

603-773-5985 or 978-499-3173 

pbragdon@comcast.net 





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Reunion r 07 

Mark your calendars, 
2's and 7% because 

Reunion is just 

around the corner on 

June 8-10, 2007. 



If you are interested in assisting with 

your class reunion plans, please 

contact Mike Moonves in the 

Development Office at 

(978) 499-3152 or 

mmoonves@ govsacademy.org. 



Preliminary Reunion Schedule June 8- 1 9 2007 



Friday, June 8 

3:00 p.m. 

6:00 p.m. 

7:30 p.m. -9:00 p.m. 

9:00 - I 1 :30 p.m. 



Saturday, June 9 

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
8:00 a.m. 
9:00 a.m. 
9:00 a.m. 

10:15 a.m. 

12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. 
12:30 p.m. 
12:30 p.m. 
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. 



6:00 p.m. 
7:30 p.m. 



Sunday, June 10 

8:00 - 1 0:00 a.m. 
I 1 :00 a.m. 



Registration begins — Phillips Building 
Class Headquarters/Dormitories — Open 
Cocktails in the Student Center 
The Governor's Feast in the Phillips Building 
After Dinner Gathering in the Cobb Room 
Dodge Ball in the Field House 
Traditional song-fest with Clark Neily '37 



Breakfast — Jacob Dining Hall - Phillips Building 

Registration — all day — Phillips Building 

25th Annual Pie Race 

Archives Display with Academy Archivist Kate Pinkham 

Student Panel -The Governor's Academy Today 

Headmasters Address/Reunion Prizes/ 

Alumni Music Concert in the Performing Arts Center 

Cookout Luncheon on the Quad 

Champagne Luncheon for the Class of 1 957 

Champagne Luncheon for the Old Guard 

Alumni Games 

Children's Program 

Free Time (Tours, Golf, Tennis, Softball, etc.) 

Tours of present Construction Sites (rink, dorm, turf field) 

Historical Tour of Newburyport 

Cocktails in the Pescocolido Library 

Reunion Class Dinner in various locations 

After Dinner Entertainment in the Student Center with resident 

DJ Ray Long '96 



Farewell Brunch 
Checkout from dormitories 




June 8-10 



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